Arran Port Cask Finish Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
Volume: 700ml ABV: 50% Age: No Age Statement Country: Scotland
The Isle of Arran distillery was build in 1995 and is now one of two distilleries on the Isle of Arran on Scotland’s West Coast. The distillery boasts an ideal spot for production and distribution of whisky with warm fresh sea air, close proximity to the mainland and an abundance of fresh soft water. In the early 19th century, there were more than 50 whisky distilleries on Arran, most of them illegal and carefully hidden from the eyes of the taxmen. The Island’s malt whisky was shipped to the mainland and enjoyed by the gentry, who regularly ‘took the Arran waters’.
It was acclaimed at the time as the best whisky in Scotland – only rivalled by those from the ‘Glen of Livet’
This is one of the first cask finish whiskies that Arran ever did back in 2005. After initially maturing in traditional oak casks for approximately 8 years, The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was finished in a selection of Port casks sourced from an artisan producer of this iconic Portuguese fortified wine. The Arran Master Distiller, James MacTaggart, has carefully monitored this period of secondary maturation to ensure the perfect balance is struck between the Port casks and the intrinsic sweet-fruity character of The Arran Malt. The end result is a Single Malt full of charm, complexity and quality.
Our Tasting Notes
Nose: Creamy vanilla anglaise and summer berries, mandarin citrus and notes of peppermint and vanilla fudge.
Palate: Creamy with plenty of depth. Orchard fruits combines with summer berries, plum pudding and sultanas.
Finish: Raspberry danish, fig rolls and gentle rolling spice.
|Dimensions||40 × 12 × 12 cm|
Cask Strength, Port Cask
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