Following the initial maturation in traditional oak casks, this Arran Single Malt was finished in ex-Amarone casks from what is referred to as a ‘highly respected’ producer of this Italian Red Wine. This Arran Malt is bottled without any artificial colouring or chill-filtration, which ensures a full bodied, vibrant and very flavourful whisky.
Nose: Fresh raspberries and cherries, barley, vermouth, herbs, slight smoke and manuka honey.
Palate: Creamy delivery, sweet vermouth, slight soap, grape soda, herbs and botanicals, honey, faintest smoke, red berries, warm malt.
Finish: Fairly short with plenty of honey and grapes
Overall: An interesting cask finish with a strong malty core. Reminiscent of a Manhattan. Excellent stuff.