Created especially to raise money for the National Trust for Scotland, the unique product was released last summer and has a rich and fruity flavour, which went down well with consumers as the 6,000 limited-edition bottles sold out within weeks of it hitting the shelves.
As a premium product, The Sleeping Warrior was matured in a combination of European and American oak. It was named after an area in the north of Arran that famously resembles a resting human figure. A donation was raised from each bottle sold with the money raised put towards restoring the footpaths around Goatfell, Arran's highest mountain, with the first restoration project beginning in summer 2012.
Euan Mitchell, Managing Director at Arran Whisky, says: "The National Trust for Scotland plays a vital role in maintaining our iconic Scottish countryside for future generations. As a leading independent distillery, we're determined to make a positive contribution to our local area and I'm delighted that The Sleeping Warrior was so well received by the public. The money we have raised is going to a great cause, and I sincerely hope we can work with and support the National Trust again in the future."
The Trust's Head Ranger on Arran, Kate Sampson, says: "This generous donation from Arran Whisky is a big contribution to our conservation work on Goatfell. Keeping our footpaths in good order means that we can protect this delicate mountain environment from erosion, and ensure that Goatfell remains a stunning and iconic place for everyone to enjoy."
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