Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Arrival embodies our story-so-far as whisky makers, and marks the beginning of a journey of progression, innovation and experimentation.

Volume

Alcohol

70cl

46.1%

Price

£67.00

Product 
Specification

Maltster
Crisp
Malt
Scotch Pot Still Malt
Yeast 1
DY379
Yeast 2
DY502
OG
1.054 AVG
FG
0.997 AVG
Wash ABV
7.6% AVG
Fermentation time
104.4 HRS AVG
On Spirit
76.13%
Off Spirit
69.0% AVG
Maturation
Oloroso Butts, Pedro Ximenez Hogs Heads,
Bourbon Barrels, Rum Barriques

We Made It

Inspired by Holyrood Distillery’s iconic location in the former Innocent Railway terminal, Arrival not only gives a nod to Edinburgh’s pioneering past but also invokes a sense of achievement in the release of this, the inaugural single malt release from Holyrood Distillery.

Recipe

This inaugural release uses traditional Scotch pot still malt and distilling yeast, the raw materials which form the flavour foundation of all Holyrood single malt whisky recipes. Our future releases, each being unique, will evolve from this recipe by layering in heritage and speciality malts, alongside a range of yeasts not typically used within scotch whisky production.

Maturation

This spirit has been matured in Oloroso Butts, Pedro Ximénez Hogsheads, Bourbon Barrels and Rum Barriques; and is limited to 8,188 bottles. We have selected this whisky as our first release to reflect the first stage of all Holyrood recipe development, whilst also showcasing the incredible and complex flavours which can be achieved by Holyrood at any age.

The bottle

Drawing on Edinburgh’s rich brewing heritage, our bespoke bottle avoids whisky cliché and leans into something a little more local, putting the Holyrood hourglass front and centre. The distinctive beer bottle silhouette and brown glass pay tribute to a once-bustling glassworks located not too far from our distillery, while the bold typography and unique shape of our label are decidedly forward-looking in their design.

Quote from Distillery Manager

Calum Rae

“Just as Edinburgh is made up of contrasting elements – modernity and heritage, old town and new town – Arrival brings sweet and spice together in a banging dram. On the nose, I get dried fruits and a sweetness, almost like butterscotch or sticky toffee pudding. Taking a sip, there’s digestive biscuit and ginger spice, with a wee savoury note. The finish is mouth watering and for such a young whisky, there’s a surprising amount of complexity.”

Tasting Notes

Nose

Dried fruit, tropical fruit, raisins, hint of butterscotch, fresh baked cake, sticky toffee pudding, soft leather, biscuit.

PALATE

Toffee, caramel, vanilla, digestive biscuits, ginger spice, butterscotch, tablet, slight savoury salinity, raisins.

FINISH

Long lasting, mouth-watering, juicy, sweet spice, delicate, fruity, apple pie, red fruit.

CHARACTER

Inspired by Edinburgh’s rich brewing and distilling heritage, the inaugural release brings sweet and spice together, while surprisingly smooth for a young whisky.

Stockists

Click below for a full list of local, national and international stockists of Arrival.

FAQ’s

We are a short 15-minute walk from the Royal Mile, located right next to Holyrood Park.
The Lothian Buses Number 14 stops on Rankeillor Street a 2-minute walk to our front door and many other services stop nearby, please visit lothian buses for details.

 

We don’t provide public parking, however blue badge holders/registered disabled vehicles can pick up and drop off in the courtyard area.
We have several bike racks on site, allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We are a short 15-minute walk from the Royal Mile, located right next to Holyrood Park.
The Lothian Buses Number 14 stops on Rankeillor Street a 2-minute walk to our front door and many other services stop nearby, please visit lothian buses for details.

 

We don’t provide public parking, however blue badge holders/registered disabled vehicles can pick up and drop off in the courtyard area.
We have several bike racks on site, allocated on a first come first serve basis.

We are a short 15-minute walk from the Royal Mile, located right next to Holyrood Park.
The Lothian Buses Number 14 stops on Rankeillor Street a 2-minute walk to our front door and many other services stop nearby, please visit lothian buses for details.

 

We don’t provide public parking, however blue badge holders/registered disabled vehicles can pick up and drop off in the courtyard area.
We have several bike racks on site, allocated on a first come first serve basis.