Arran Malt Orkney Bere 2004 Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky
£95.00 (Exc. Tax : £79.17)
Bottle Size: 70cl.
Alcohol: 46% ABV.
Age: 8 Years Old.
Bottling Year: 2012.
Vintage Year: 2004.
Cask Type: American Oak Barrels.
Style: Single Malt Whisky.
Number of Bottles: 5,800.
Chill Filtered: No.
Storage Advice: Best stored in a cool, dry place.
The Perfect Serve: Serve on the rocks or with a dash of water.
Service Temperature: Room Temperature.
When to Drink: Evening Dram.
Food Pairing: Apples, Fruits and Red Meat.
Colour/Appearance: Ripe Golden Barley.
Nose: Malty and Herbal initially with hints of vanilla and freshly cut hay. A veritable hedgerow of aromas are at play whilst honey and sweet fruits emerge with a dash of water against a back-drop of rich, toasted oak.
Palate: Ripe apples and oak dominate at first before a full-bodied spiciness envelops the palate and cuts through the sweetness.
Finish: The bold malt re-appears to mingle beautifully with the spices which soften over time. The influence of the Bere barley is dramatic and unmistakable; offering a taste of whisky as it used to be.
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Bere, Scotland’s oldest cultivated barley, was commonly used for the production of whisky until the middle of the nineteenth century. Although this 6-row barley is well-suited to the short growing season of the north of Scotland. It is now only grown commercially on a few Scottish Islands, including Orkney, where Orkney college’s agronomy institute is developing new markets for the crop. Modern barley varieties have long since eclipsed Bere in the whisky industry but, as this bottling testifies, it can still produce a dramatic and distinctive single malt.
The Arran Malt – Orkney Bere
This single malt scotch whisky was produced as a collaboration between the agronomy institute of Orkney College (University of the Highlands & Islands) and Isle of Arran distillers. The Bere was grown on Orkney before being malted in Inverness and subsequently distilled and matured on Arran. Is has been matured for over 8 Years in American Oak Barrels and bottled at 46% without chill-filtration or the addition of artificial colouring. This is a taste of whisky as it used to be.