||~8 Years, Finished in a port cask|
||100% Malted Barley|
|Distiller||Arran (Lochranza, Scotland)|
An Arran, initially matured in “traditional whisky casks” before finishing. I assume that is just refill cask, but it could be just about any of your standard casks. As with a lot of the lower end Arrans, it’s priced pretty reasonably for what it is.
Bottling Code: N/A
Bottling Date: 2020
The base notes of arran are so nice – malty, light spicy, with some nice white pepper, apple, and fresh peach. It is just as you might expect – the port layers on fruit and spice in a very pleasant fashion. The layer of richness is very nice. On the palate, lightly oaky, sweet, with orchard fruits and a nice spicy, malty finish. The finish is fruity with a touch of spice. Dried fruits seem to carry the finish forward for a little while.
Highly Recommended (50% of all whiskies I’ve reviewed to date get this recommendation or higher).
Value: Average against the whisky market in general. High for Scotch.