Isle of Arran Lochranza Single Malt Scotch Whisky



We are delighted to share our latest Limited Edition with you! We have the first release in The Smuggers' Series which is a trilogy of three limited edition Arran Malts which are a nod to the rich history of Whisky distillation. With the Smugglers’ Series Vol. I ‘The Illicit Stills’ distillery pays homage to their forebears with an Arran dram of robust body and a heavier peat influence more redolent of the whisky produced on the island in days gone by. The presence of the heavily peated Arran is perfectly balanced by the sweetness of older Bourbon barrels. In the background the rich and fruity influence of Port Pipes has resulted in a fresh, full bodied and complex dram evocative of our independent character. 


Here are some key facts about this multi-vintage release of The Arran Malt:

  • The Smugglers’ Series pays homage to the rich history of illicit distillation on the Isle of Arran in the 18th and 19th centuries.
  • Limited Edition of 8,700 Bottles Worldwide
  • Bottled at Natural Cask Strength 56.4% abv.
  • Unique release including our classic un-peated Arran Malt in combination with Arran produced from medium & heavily-peated malt.
  • Includes some of our heavily peated Arran Malt at 50ppm and Arran Malt fully matured in Port Pipes.
  • Non Chill Filtered & No artificial coloring.

Limited Edition of 8,700 Bottles Worldwide


Nose: Subtle peat reek rising from a distant fire hints at robust character to come.  Floral notes bring elegance, sweetness is shown in the form of fresh madeira cake with a maritime oiliness promising rich mounthfeel.
Palate: Juicy plums, spiced with white pepper.  Wood smoke of freshly sawn pine.  The palapte develops with gripping tannin as white grapes begin to show.  Pink water biscuits and blast of spicy ginger appear before the finish.  
Finish: The flavour of dried apricots fades before salty, maritime notes take over-the dying embers of smugglers signal fires on windswept beaches.  An Arran dram of true unbridled character, which gave rise to the illustrious reputation of "the Arran water".


Country Scotland
Region Highland
Product Subcategory Whiskey
Mashbill Type Single Malt
Container Bottle
Container Size 750ml