Arran Master of Distilling II The Man with the Golden Glass
Peated Single Malt
Arran // Islands, Scotland
This limited edition from Isle of Arran Distillers was made in honor of master distiller James MacTaggart. Called Master of Distilling II and dubbed The Man with the Golden Glass, this single malt matured for 12 years and was finished in palo cortado sherry casks handpicked by MacTaggart in Spain. Palo cortado is an intermediate type of sherry that most often is similar to a lightweight, delicate oloroso. Only 12,000 bottles were produced.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typefinished in palo cortado sherry casks
"Sweet and very clean, with notes of nougat and fudge, but also some stone fruits like nectarine. The nose is generally gentle and well-balanced, except for the burnt coffee beans. The palate is pretty viscous and winey, almost Sauternes like. Dried apricots and figs, as well as a fair amount of walnut skins. The alcohol is pretty aggressive, making it a seemingly hot and spicy dram. A little too hot sometimes."