Arran The Exciseman
Arran // Islands, Scotland
This release from Arran is the third in their Smugglers' Series offerings following Vol. 1's The Illicit Stills and Vol. 2's The High Seas. This series pays honor to the "exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed Arran Waters." The single malt whisky was aged in former Madeira wine casks and quarter-casks at they would've been easier to transport. The whisky is bottled with no added color, is non chill-filtered, and is bottled at a cask strength of 56.8%. 8700 bottles will be available beginning in mid-July 2017. This bottling concludes the series.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-Madeira quarter-casks