Arran 14 Year
Arran // Islands, Scotland
This distillery on the Isle of Arran, the only one on the isle, opened in 1995. Arran actually has a warm micro-climate for Scotland which speeds the maturation. This 14 year old bottling is aged in ex-bourbon for the first 12 years and then the final two years in fresh bourbon casks and fresh sherry casks. This sees no peated malt.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Typeex-Bourbon, ex-Oloroso Sherry
"The aroma is quite floral and fruity with a touch of wool detected. As you take a nip, salted peanuts come next with honey and warm cereal. The floral and fruity notes continue on the palate with sea salt and cinnamon. "