1 Bid and 1 bid only – Arran Smugglers Series

Our 2nd auction is coming.

  • Everyone can place one bid and one bid only (information by newsletter follows)
  • You sent your bid in a private mail to thistlespirits@gmail.com
  • No one knows your bid, you don’t know who placed a bid or how high. Blind auction!
  • You place a bid in order to what the bottles are worth to you
  • There is an unknown reserve to be met, otherwise there will be no winning bid
  • No extra costs except for transport; what you bid is what you pay
  • Subscribe to our newsletter to be kept in the loop. Only those subscribed to the newsletter will be informed about the start and the end of this special auction; only bids within the exact auction period will be accepted
  • At the end of the auction a list of the highest bids will be posted, initials with the placed bid, so everyone can check that everything is been handled correctly.
  • Check the winning bid of the GoT-series here

Arran Smugglers Series – full set 

Volume 1 The Illicit Stills

The first release in Arran’s Smugglers’ Series which celebrates the illicit distillation on the island in the 18th and 19th centuries. Made with a combination of unpeated, medium-peated and heavily peated malt and bottled at cask strength, this is rich, fruity and smoky.


Volume 2 The High Seas

In this Smugglers’ Series Vol.2 ‘The High Seas’ we pay tribute to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed Arran Waters. This dram is a powerful marriage of whisky matured in the finest rum casks with time-honoured peated spirit and a rich layer of first-fill Bourbon barrel adding sweetness and fruit. The use of rum casks in the maturation serves as recognition of Arran’s importance, in years gone by, in the trade of diverse, black market liquor. The resulting liquid is complex, full of character and a perfect tribute to these independent characters of Arran.

Volume 3 The Exciseman

In this Smugglers’ Series Vol.3 ‘The Exciseman’ we conclude our popular series which pays tribute to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed Arran Waters. The Madeira casks used in this final volume, are similar to the ones utilised by Arran’s illicit distillers, who often stored and transported locally produced whisky in old Madeira casks brought over from the continent by their smuggling counterparts. The Quarter Casks are a nod to the type of small casks which would have been the easiest to transport.
The resulting liquid is complex, full of character and a wonderful way to end a series which has so perfectly paid tribute to the independent characters of Arran over the centuries.

Leave a Reply