Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask Batch 3
70cl, 53.2% abv
Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky has filled 13,800 bottles. Back in the day, quarter casks were used on Arran for their ease during transportation on and off the island via the ferry. Batch 3 was 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.
Nose: Oak, barley and the sweet spice of cinnamon.
Palate: Sweet with nice spice and vanilla.
Finish: Long and crisp.