Arbikie 1794 Highland Rye – From Field to Bottle
The Scottish singlewas matured in fresh
The Scottish single grain whisky was matured in fresh American oak The Arbikie Highland Estate is still quite new to the market. In 2019 they launched their whisky, the first Scottish whisky. Meanwhile Arbikie Whisky is also available outside the UK.
From the field to the bottle
In 2013 the brothers David, Ian and John Stirling founded the Arbikie Highland Estate Distillery on the premises of the farm, which has been owned by the Stirling family for many generations. What could be more natural than growing the grain for the of their whisky, gin and vodka themselves? For the planned rye , the Stirlings grew rye for the first time.
Two pot stills are standing in the Arbikie Distillery on the Scottish east coast and produce and grain whisky. Kirsty Black, who studied brewing and at Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, works with them as Arbikie’s . Arbikie is pride to combine tradition and innovation in production and attaching great importance to sustainability. At the Scottish Whisky Awards last year, Arbikie was honoured with the “Excellence in Sustainability” award.
Rye whisky is categorized as grain whisky
Rye whisky has only come back into focus in Scotland in recent years. Distilleries like InchDairnie, Bruichladdich or LoneWolf deal with it and already have of rye whisky in their . On the of the bottles, however, whisky must be classified as grain whisky, just like made from , wheat or other grains, because the Scottish regulations do not know a category of rye whisky. In any case - the discussions about the Scotch Whisky Regulations continue.
The Arbikie 1794 Highland Rye, which is therefore a single grain whisky, is based on a of Arantes rye, Odyssey malt and Viscount wheat. The 2020 release was matured in new american oak casks and was at 48% , unchill-filtered and uncoloured.
Incidentally, the year in the name of Arbikie 1794 refers to the oldest documented mention of a distillery on the Arbikie Estate.
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