No age statement
Category: Island single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
The inaugural release of Arran Malt 12 year old cask strength. Aged in 100% sherry casks with a high proportion being first-fill Hogsheads, this limited release of 12,000 bottles was bottled in September 2011 at cask strength without chill-filtration. Read more
Sampled on 07/05/2012
(1st batch 09) Clear, pale amber with yellow gold highlights.
Pungent, delicately spiced baked apple and pear nose with light sherry, faint citrus, ripe peach skin and toasted oak.
(diluted to approx. 43%) Powerful, tightly integrated and lightly fruity, spicy palate with buttery dry lightly smoked oak, burnt toast and more subtle flavours of leather, cinnamon and lemon zest.
Lengthily, smoked crispy bacon and spice finish turning salty.
Closure: Natural cork stopper