Arran Explorers Series Vol.3 Kildonan & Pladda Island presented

The third edition of the series is a 21-year-old single malt


The view from Kildonan to Pladda Island and Ailsa Craig is best enjoyed with an Arran Explorers Series Vol.3 in your glass, the Arran Distillery tells us in its description of the new, strictly limited single malt edition. The whisky is 21 years old, was matured in sherry butts and puncheons and finished in port pipes. The Arran Explorers Series Vol.3 Kildonan & Pladda Island was bottled with 50.4% ABV in a limited edition of 9,000 bottles.

The Arran Explorer Series is dedicated to particularly beautiful places or areas on the Isle of Arran. For the first edition Brodick Bay on the east coast was chosen, for the second it was Lochranza Castle in the north. With the third edition, Arran takes whisky fans down to the south coast of the island to the small village of Kildonan near the new Lagg Distillery. Will a fourth edition perhaps one day invite us to have a look on some place at the west coast of the island?

Producer’s tasting notes for the Arran Explorers Series Vol.3 Kildonan & Pladda Island

Nose: Rich and fruity; The “Arran” style remains at the heart of this whisky, with candied orange peel, nectarine and parma violets. Stewed summer fruits with a drizzle of vanilla custard.

Palate: Sweet and tangy with a burst of strawberry liquorice, fresh raspberries and ginger. Cask influence adds another layer to the sweet fruit character, with flakes of hazelnut in the development.

Finish: A truly multi-layered dram with a long lasting finish of red fruit, oak and a hint of tobacco.