Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling 70cl / 43%
Arran Founder's Reserve was one of the very first bottlings from Arran distillery, the herald of the new wave of independent Scottish distilleries that has proliferated this century.
In the early days - beginning before the distillery had been constructed - Arran offered investors a Founder's Club deal where an upfront payment of £450 would secure five cases of their Lochranza blended whisky (these appeared in 1998) and five cases of single malt whisky - this Arran Founder's Reserve, widely assumed to have been assembled from casks of the 1995 vintage, and delivered to members of the Founder's Club in 2001.
A delightful young Island whisky, with tart fruit, pleasing biscuity patisserie notes and a great little minerally edge, Arran Founder's Reserve is a small but significant artefact from Arran's history, and even though it's young and lacks complexity it has an impressively distinct distillery character that would develop consistently through the years.
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