Arran Malt Orkney Bere 2004 Vintage Single Malt Scotch Whisky


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
Bottler Arran
Distillery Arran
Number of Bottles 5,800
Country Scotland
Region Islands
Chill Filtered No
Storage Advice Best stored in a cool, dry place.
Closure Cork
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

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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.

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Weight 2 kg