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Lagg Distillery release Corriecravie Edition - the second whisky in core range of single malts

The Isle of Arran distillery has released the second whisky in its core range.

Published: September 5, 2023

Lagg Distillery on the Isle of Arran have released the second edition of their core range of single malts - The Lagg Single Malt Corriecravie Edition.

This new release follows on from the huge success of their flagship single malt - The Kilmory Edition, which launched in June this year.

Taste profile of Lagg Corriecravie

The Lagg Single Malt Corriecravie Edition is matured initially in Bourbon barrels before being finished in Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads - sourced directly from producer Miguel Martin in Jerez - for around six months. It is bottled at 55% ABV, without chill filtration and with no added colouring.

The taste profile is slightly richer than their flagship Kilmory expression, showing off a different side to the Lagg spirit, bringing to the fore notes of sweeter spices and rich fruits.

The Corriecravie Edition is bottled in smaller quantities compared to the Kilmory edition.

Lagg Corriecravie

Lagg Distillery Manager Graham Omand said: “I am delighted to announce the official release of our Lagg Single Malt Corriecravie Edition, the second of our core range single malts that we are incredibly proud of and following the success from our flagship Single Malt, The Kilmory Edition.

"Today our Lagg Single Malts represent the spirit and respect for our land that the people here can’t wait to share with the wider world.”

Corriecravie is named for the small hamlet just to the northwest of the village of Lagg. It has beautiful sweeping views right along the southern coastline of the island.

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It holds its own secrets of the past; its undulating terrain was home to some of the illicit stills that produced the infamous ‘Arran water’ in the days of early distilling on the island.

Just near the village there is the Torr a' Chaisteil Dun - a fort from the later Iron Age about 2000 years ago, locally known ‘Castle Hill’.

Lagg Distillery is the sister of independently owned Lochranza Distillery which was established at the north end of the island in 1995.

The building of the new distillery and its visitor centre was completed in 2019.

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The architects have designed a building that echoes the contours of Arran as you’d see it from Ailsa Craig and celebrates the geography of the surrounding environment by using dramatic roofs which are covered by a sedum blanket of seasonal plants.

Lagg Distillery offers a fantastic range of tastings, tours and dining options, as well as a gift shop where you can purchase the new Lagg Single Malts and a range of their exclusive whiskies.

The whisky bar on the upper level in the Visitor Experience is the perfect place to relax and take in the panoramic views with whisky flights, chocolate pairings and grazing boards.

Lagg Corriecravie Edition is available now, priced at £64.99.

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Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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