Category: Island single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Distilled 15 November 1995 at the Isle of Arran Distillery during its first year of operation and aged 17 years in a refill ex-bourbon hogshead.
Sampled on 09/12/2013
Clear, golden amber.
Honey, cedarwood, chocolate éclair and mild cinnamon. A splash of water reveals butterscotch, vanilla, dried fruit and linseed oil.
Even at full strength this honeyed malt is meek and mild with butterscotch, pastry, fudge and white pepper. A splash of water amplifies the white pepper to the detriment of the butterscotch, but the pepper sits brilliantly with vanilla fudge, dried fruit and maple syrup.
Long spiced vanilla fudge with faint eucalyptus freshness.
Closure: Natural cork stopper