Arran 17 Year Old 1996 vintage Island single malt Scotch whiskey. Single cask refill hogshead #9983 bottled August 2013 by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Old Particular series. 318 bottles.
Nose: Opens with a macedonia of fruit (subtly marinated) & develops to warming spices.
Palate: Sweetly spiced – carrying a vanilla’d quality + poached peaches in spicy syrup.
Finish: Long – still spicy - now runs drier to an interesting oak & camphor character.
Arran Single Malt Whiskey
Arran Distillery was commissioned by the Isle of Arran Distillers in 1995 and lies amid stunning scenery just to the south of Lochranza on the northern tip of the Isle of Arran. This distillery has four stills, dunnage warehouses, a visitor centre offering distillery tours and a distillery café. Arran distills both un-peated and peated malt spirit and matures its whiskey in sherry, bourbon, port and wine casks in order to produce an ever-evolving and expanding range of whiskies including Arran single malts such as Arran Machrie Moor and The Illicit Stills, and Arran blended scotch.