Peated malt for Isle of Arran

Isle of Arran Distillers is launching its first peated single malt, under the name Machrie Moor.

The whisky will be released on allocation and is expected to sell for around £39.99 in the UK.

It is named after a peat moor on the west coast of Arran.

Master distiller James MacTaggart said: “I wanted to create a whisky where the character and taste of Arran that our followers love remained, but add something different with a peat flourish.”

Only 9,000 bottles will be available for the first edition of what will become an annual limited release.

Machrie Moor is bottled at 46% abv.