About The Arran Machrie Moor Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Arran Machrie Moor Single Malt Scotch Whisky takes its name from a mystical peat bog called Machrie Moor, which is situated on the west coast of the Isle. In the bogs barren terrain, a large stone with a carved hole can be found. The stone is known as Fingal's Cauldron, and is rumored to have been the site where the legendary warrior giant Fingal tethered his favorite dog before going off to battle. The Arran Machrie Moor Single Malt Scotch Whisky captures the rugged beauty and lore of this landscape.
The Arran Machrie Moor is made from Scottish barley, which has been peated to just under 20 phenol parts per million (the other Arran expressions
are crafted from unpeated barley). After the barley has been peated, it is mashed and fermented before being distilled twice — first through Arran's copper-pot wash still and then again through Arran's copper-pot spirit still. The stills were custom designed, says MacTaggart, and "shaped to allow the lighter vapors to come up through the stills." As a result, Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an appreciably softer and more delicate flavor profile than other Scotch whiskies.
Following distillation, Arran Machrie Moor is matured in American oak casks that were previously used to mature bourbon. As a result, the whisky has a golden barley color, along with an aroma of tropical fruits, coconut and light smoke. The aroma gives way to notes of dark fruits, spices, honey, vanilla and peat on the palate, and leads to a smooth, crisp finish with touches of apples and cinnamon.
In addition, each bottle of The Arran Machrie Moor Single Malt Scotch Whisky is labeled with an image of Bran, Fingal's dog, tied to a stone. Unleash the legend that is Machrie Moor today!
Arran Distillers is a whisky producer from Scotland’s Isle of Arran, which was founded in 1994 by Harold Currie, a former managing director at Chivas, and two associates. A year later, the company’s first distillery opened in the island’s northernmost village of Lochranza, which was selected for the high quality of its water. This marked the return of whisky making to the island, which at various times in the early 1800s had over 50 illicit distilleries making superlative spirit. The island’s only licensed distillery then was in Lagg, operating from 1825 to 1837. The Arran distillery’s Visitor Centre was opened on 9th August 1997 by none other than Her Majesty The Queen, who was presented with two casks for Princes William and Harry on the occasion. These casks are still slumbering peacefully in Warehouse 1. In 1998, the first cask of Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky was opened after 3 years of maturation by Scottish film star Ewan McGregor. This was the first legal dram on Arran for over 160 years.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
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