Rich and full bodied, Arran seems to suit red wine, and this Port Cask finish is testament to that. Great maturity and at 50% for additional complexity. This expression was released in 2010.
Part of the Arran Cask Finishes range, this expression has spent the last few years of its maturation in a selection of Port casks sourced from an artisan producer. It was matured initially in traditional oak casks for approximately 8 years beforehand. The result? A perfectly paired dram, full of rich spices in the flavour.
A freshly baked apple pie fills the aromas on the nose, along with cinnamon spice. More nutty flavours and dried fruits appear on the palate, and a splash of water adds citrusy mandarin notes and honeyed sweetness. Dark chocolate orange lingers in the finish, followed by a burst of spice and black cherries.
Nose: Crème caramel and berry fruits, hints of raspberry jam, damsons, peppermint and barley.
Palate: Creamy palate with notes of ginger, black pepper, berry fruits and cocoa.
Finish: Warming with notes of pastries, gingernuts, redcurrant jelly and spice.
Size : 70cl Alc: 50%vol
Region : Island
NB: Licensing restrictions prevent shipment to areas outside the United Kingdom