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Isle of Arran Distillers joins forces with National Trust

Published:  13 June, 2011

Scotch whisky producer Isle of Arran Distillers, has joined forces with the National Trust for Scotland to help maintain the footpaths leading to Goatfell, Arran's highest peak.

It has launched a limited edition of 6,000 bottles of a select single malt The Arran Malt 'Sleeping Warrior', (rrp £59.99) in order to raise at least £6,000.

The whisky is named after the summits and ridges of the north-end of the Isle of Arran, a famous landmark which is referred to as the Sleeping Warrior due to its resemblance to a resting human figure.

The malt drawn from a combination of ex-sherry, bourbon and red wine casks specially selected by master distiller James MacTaggart from the 2000 distillation will be released in the UK and worldwide at the end of June 2011.

Euan Mitchell, managing director at Arran Whisky, said: "As residents of the Isle of Arran, we are very keen to maintain the beauty of the island for both locals and visitors and so will be making a donation to the National Trust for Scotland for every bottle sold.

"Our aim will be to raise at least £6,000 with what is a superb malt so we hope this drums up lots of interest."

This is a first for the National Trust for Scotland who believes linking fundraising for a specific cause in conjunction with a quality local producer has great potential for the future.

Available from The Arran Malt Shop (, specialist whisky shops across the UK and selected National Trust for Scotland retail outlets.