In September 2019 Arran single malt got a new modern look, it is being now presented in bespoke bottles with new labels and gift tubes.
The distillery also made some changes to their core range making Arran The Bothy a permanent addition. Arran The Bothy was introduced in 2015 and experienced annual limited releases. The new expression was aged in first fill bourbon barrels for seven years then finished in 125-liters quarter casks for additional 24 months. In smaller cask the spirit has greater contact with wood what consequently expedites aging process. The name ‘The Bothy’ refers to a classic shelter usually left unlocked and available for anyone free of charge.
Nose: very fresh, vanilla, candy floss, butterscotch, sponge cake, cinnamon, apples, lemon and orange peel, dash of lemon pepper and oak shavings.
Palate: vanilla custard, honey, baked apples, coconut flakes, pineapples, oranges, lemon curd, dash of pepper and oak.
Finish: fairly long and fruity, with notes of summer fruit, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, pepper and oak.