A lovely Arran bottling which enjoyed a redesign in Autumn of 2019.
Whilst the bottling looks different, it contains the same high quality spirit that comprised Arran’s previous Bothy offerings.
The quarter cask was common place in the whisky trade of the 18th and 19th centuries, as it was much easier to handle in a world that ran on horses and hands. A secondary effect of the cask was to quickly imbue the spirit with an intense oakiness, making for a dram that was more flavoursome.
This whisky has been finished in smaller American oak quarter casks, having been first matured in first-fill Bourbon barrels. The finishing process lasts a minimum of 18 months, ensuring the dram has plenty of time to develop lots of delicious flavours.
The Bothy serves up notes of white grape and peach, cocoa, cake, caramelized malt, big creamy vanilla, cinnamon, clear honey, slightly drying oak, green apples, pineapple, hay and brioche.
The Bothy is bottled at 56.2% ABV, a cask strength, and without chill filtration or colouration, ensuring a full bodied and intense dram.
A Bothy, for those wondering, is a communal small stone hut often used by hikers or travellers to shelter during the more inclement weather patterns of the Scottish islands.