Arran White Stag (Second Release)
Arran // Islands, Scotland
This is the second White Stag release, as chosen by Arran's appointed tasting panel (composed of worldwide whisky enthusiasts). Cask 1996/1335 was elected and the expression was released in November 2016 to the community of the Arran friends worldwide (525 bottles). It was distilled on September 23,1996, matured in sherry cask, and bottled on October 4, 2016 at 49.5% ABV.
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.
"Elegant and fruity with citrusy hints, red berries, honeycomb, bee wax and some underlying delicate flowery notes. The palate is rich, robust and rather complex with delicious Christmas spices, dark chocolate truffles, pecan pie, cherry marmalade and dried fruits. The sherry influence couldn't be more obvious actually. The finish is lingering with more spices, blood oranges and raw coffee grounds."