Kildonan & Pladda Island 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Explorer Series 3
After discontinuing their popular Smugglers Series, The Isle of Arran Distillers have released a brand-new limited-edition Explorers Series, paying homage to the natural beauty of an island often described as Scotland in miniature. The inaugural release was the Brodick Bay 20 Year Old, followed by the Lochranza Castle 21 Year Old, both of which have long since sold out. The third is a celebration of the breath-taking view from Kildonan village across Silver Sands (one of the island’s most beautiful beaches) to the lighthouse on Pladda Island. What makes this such an important location is that it’s not far from the Lagg Distillery on the south coast of the island – the new venture from the team at The Isle of Arran Distillers.
This 21 Year Old Single Malt was aged in Sherry butts and puncheons, before being finished in Ruby Port casks sourced from Portugal. Only 9,000 bottles of this collectable dram have been released, and it feels like a classic Arran with a splash of summertime. Terry’s Chocolate Orange, juicy nectarines and peaches, pipe tobacco, crystallised ginger, strawberry laces, parma violets, oily Marcona almonds, hazelnut praline and a combo of creamy vanilla, red summer fruit and baking that reminds us of jam roly-poly and custard. So very different from the previous volume.
This is a wonderful gift for anyone who has visited or dreams of visiting Arran. It comes packaged in a stunning heavy decanter and gift tin, with a label depicting the local sheep grazing and the picturesque view, including Aisla Craig in the background. Boasting some of the purest water in all of Scotland, this remote young distillery had to delay their opening to avoid disturbing a pair of nesting Golden Eagles. It has since become much-loved by whisky connoisseurs throughout the world. The Kildonan & Pladda Island 21 Year Old is sure to continue that trend.
£25 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 3269641
Style No.: 821640
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