An isle of Arran whisky that has enjoyed a fascinating cask maturation. This bottling was originally picked out by Le Comptoir Irlandais company.
The dram has been aged for fully 11 years in Pineau des Charentes casks. Pineau des Charentes is a kind of aperitif produced in the Charente region of France, made by combining Cognac eau-de-vie with lightly fermented grape juice known as “must”.
The Pineau has added a lovely fruitiness to the dram, which serves up notes of red grapes, dried fruits, sweet fruit, vanilla, spice, citrus rind, pressed flowers, dry oak, dark chocolate and dessert wine. A rather sweet and supple dram with a drying finish.
The dram has been bottled at a cask strength of 53.7% ABV, and without chill filtration or artificial colouration.
Just 965 bottles were drawn from one single barrel.