It seems fitting that our very first in-store whisky tasting should be from a barrel supplied to us courtesy of James MacTaggart, Master Craftsman of the Isle of Arran Distillery; a thorough gentleman who travels back and forward between the distillery on Arran and his home in Islay every week.
My love of whisky started with a day trip to the Arran Distillery 8 years ago with my first ever taste of the ‘water of life’ that day, and it happened to be the Lochranza malt. Most whisky buffs can tell you what their very first dram was and it certainly made an impression on me whilst we sat in the sun outside the visitor centre feeling light headed and blissfully happy. The conversation was flowing and the whisky definitely helped. In fact, I would go so far as to say that great conversation starts with great whisky!
What better way for us to celebrate World Whisky Day than to offer you a wee dram of Arran whisky. From 1pm on Sat, 20th May 2017 allow me to introduce you to this wonderful distillery and a few of their expressions.
It doesn’t matter if you’re new to whisky or a seasoned connoisseur (perhaps we can learn something from each other tomorrow), just pop in to the shop and celebrate the day with me and the rest of the world.
Look forward to seeing you.