Isle of Arran launches Tuscan wine cask-aged whisky

1st November, 2018 by Nicola Carruthers

Isle of Arran Distillers has teamed up with spirits retailer Royal Mile Whiskies and Edinburgh bar Nauticus to launch a limited edition Scotch whisky matured in Tuscan wine casks.

The Arran Small Batch Nauticus and RMW Exclusive is available from Royal Mile Whiskies

The single malt whisky is limited to 900 bottles due to the fact that only three French oak casks, which previously held Sassicaia red wine, were filled with Arran spirit in 2008.

The Arran Small Batch Nauticus and RMW Exclusive bottling has been described as “profound and fruity with black forest gateau, cherry, dark chocolate and sticky dates” and notes of “red berry and hedgerow fruit cut through with clove and cracked black pepper”.

Arthur Motley of Royal Mile Whiskies said: “When talking about the project with the team at Nauticus, we began by looking for a high quality whisky matured exclusively in wine casks as we knew this is exactly what Leith merchants would have done centuries ago.

“We are all big fans of The Arran Single Malt so it was great news to find they had some very special stock available.”

The Arran Small Batch Nauticus and RMW Exclusive bottling has an RRP of £64.95 (US$83.50).

It is available to buy from Royal Mile Whiskies stores in Edinburgh and London and online at www.royalmilewhiskies.com.

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