Not only do they give their NMR machines great names but they also provide a most excellent NMR service. These guys actually like what they do and will go to great lengths to help you out. The best NMR department (by orders of magnitude) that I have experienced so far. Anyway, after Arran was named we obviously had to run some 1 and 2D NMR of the Arran malt on Arran to see what the spectrum of a tasty single malt looks like. Below the HMQC spectrum of the organic phase after an extraction of Arran malt with dichloromethane is shown. We didn't use the regular stuff but a limited edition single cask Arran malt (Bottle no. 125 of 348, 58.7%, distilled 18/7-1997).
Yes a complete waste of time and resources but it was fun. We took the photo above and a bunch of the NMR spectra and sent it to Isle of Arran Distillers with a letter explaining matters and it turned out that the guys at the distillery really liked the story. They showed their appreciation by sending us a bottle of Arran malt each - nice guys! D!