year old single malt from the Arran Distillery, located on the island which shares its name. Launched in 2020, the 25th year of Arran's production, this expression was aged in a combination of 35% ex-sherry and 65% ex-bourbon casks, and it was all allowed 12 months of maturation in first-fill and refill sherry hogsheads before bottling. Here's to a quarter of a century of top whisky from Arran, and here's to many more!
Nose: Rich oak with a gentle nutmeg note. Sweeter aromas of baked ripe figs, sultanas and black cherries.
Palate: Fruit cake with toasted almonds and cinnamon. The juicy zestiness of oranges and mandarins mellows perfectly with manuka honey, muscovado sugar, baked apricots and an interesting white pepper note that provides even more complexity.
Finish: Creamy and spicy with dark chocolate, walnuts and dark fruits compote.