Arran Cask Strength 12 Year Batch 3
The Arran Distillery opened in 1995 in the village of Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, located off the southwest coast of the mainland, just below Campbeltown. Recognized in 2007 as “Scottish Distiller of the Year”, Arran is known for their quality single malt whiskies. Their Cask Strength is comprised of 12 year old whiskies from five 1st-fill sherry butts, thirteen 2nd-fill sherry hogsheads, and thirty-one ex-bourbon barrels that were married and bottled at a cask strength of 107.8 proof.
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 and ex-sherry
"The aromas of this island single malt are rich with lots of dried tropical and dark fruits, bold clove, nutmeg, and allspice, with hints of burnt dark bread and toasted oak vanilla notes. There is a big spice, candied citrus and roasted nutty profile upon first sip with more nuanced flavors of chocolate-chip-brioche-bread-pudding, and memories of grandma’s Christmas pound cake as you settle in with this complex single malt. Subtle undertones of bitter Baker’s cocoa and unsweetened coffee linger before this whisky finishes hot and spicy. There is no doubt it is a treat to behold this whisky at the cask strength of 107.8 proof, but after spending some time nosing this beauty, don’t be shy with adding a few drops of spring water to encourage it to soften as it opens up to you. "