Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask Batch 2
70cl, 55.2% abv
The Arran Single Malt selected for The Bothy was initially matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred for secondary maturation into smaller casks, also made of the finest American oak, for a minimum of 18 months. This process produces far greater contact between the whisky and oak resulting in a faster, more intense maturation. The end result is a full-bodied expression of The Arran Malt combining power and finesse full of rich vanilla sweetness and bold peppery spice. Bottling at natural Cask Strength; without chill-filtration or artificial colouring of any sort presents this whisky in its purest form. Small casks would have been a common feature of the Arran whisky trade in the eighteenth & nineteenth centuries as they were easier to handle and transport around the island. With The Bothy, this tradition is brought back to life. 12,000 bottles have been produced.
Nose: The citrus hallmarks of Arran welcome you, and the sweet spice of cinnamon and vanilla promises a memorable dram.
Palate: Gourmet, dessert notes of pineapple, apple tart and toasted brioche coupled with the fresh character of Arran cover the tongue and give a round quality to this delightful expression.
Finish: Luxurious and long with the citrus and spice mingling beautifully. Leaves you with a delicate floral note full of aromatic charm which brings the dram to a memorable close... Until you take another sip.