Arran Smuggler Series The Illicit Stills Vol. 1

Single Malt

Arran // Islands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    88
  • Avg. Rating

    4.25
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 4 )

The Illicit Stills whisky from the Arran Distillery is the first release in the Smuggler's Series. This series was released to celebrate the illicit distillation that took place on the island in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Illicit Stills is made with both heavily-peated, medium-peated, and unpeated malt, while also being aged in American oak barrels. The bottle comes packaged inside a hollowed out book.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    56.4
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    American oak barrels and port pipes

Tasting Notes

"A creamy aroma at first, accompanied by lemon zest and lime. The peat is subtle, but definitely there. Some sweeter elements also, like butter, vanilla and apricots. The palate is spicy (chili peppers) and fairly peaty, with a hint of rubber. Some canned peaches provide sweeter notes. A very convincing expression."

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