Distilled and matured at the Arran’s eponymous distillery in Lochranza, this expression, subtitled The Bodega, is matured for seven years in some of the finest first fill sherry hogsheads available, reminiscent of some of the earliest Arran single malts. Bottled at a natural cask strength of 55.8% abv, there isn’t a drop of artificial colouring of chill filtration in sight.
Nose: chocolate raisins and sweet mandarins with a touch of spice.
Palate: warm and mouth-filling with ripe figs, sweet cherries, and plenty of sherried notes balanced with Arran’s delicate spirit.
Finish: long and warming with pepper, toasted oak and hazelnuts.