The Isle of Arran is releasing a new expression: The Bothy. It is a cask strength whisky without an age statement finished for a year and a half in quarter casks.
- The Bothy Quarter Cask batch 1
- Arran Distillery, Isle of Arran
- Alcohol: 55.7% ABV
- 12.000 bottles
- Bottled in September 2015
- Price: £54.99
- Available from Monday 19th October
The Arran Single Malt selected for The Bothy was initially matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred for secondary maturation into smaller casks also made of the finest American oak for a minimum of 18 months.
This process produces far greater contact between the whisky & oak and a faster, more intense maturation.