Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask
70cl, 56.2% abv
The Arran Single Malt selected for this cask strength expression was initially matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels for 7 years before being transferred for secondary maturation into smaller Quarter casks also made of the finest American oak for a further 2 years. The process of transferring our whisky into the smaller 125 litre sized casks for their final 2 years of maturation produces far greater contact between the whisky & oak and a faster, more intense maturation. The end result is a full-bodied expression of Arran Single 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.
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.