Arran ‘The Bodega’ Single Malt (700ml)
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Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Isle of Arran
How to Drink
After a 160-year hiatus, 1995 saw Lochranza Distillery open and the Isle of Arran returned to whisky production. The hope was that they could capture the island’s unique whisky character…once referred to as “Arran Water”. Despite the fact this is an island scotch, Arran Malt is not known for its peat. The flavor profile is cereal with a distinct citrus note, thought to come from the use of small stills that are run very slowly. A relatively new distillery in terms of Scotch, Arran is one of the few independent distilleries remaining.
From the distillery: On the nose, aromas of toffee, sweet spice, and fruit. On the palate, ripe figs and cherries. Dark chocolate, mandarins and ripe figs on the long finish.
Matured in some of the finest casks available, this cask strength Sherry-matured Single Malt is both luxurious and elegant; Master Distiller James MacTaggart has worked with producers in some of the most prestigious Sherry Bodegas in Jerez, Spain to select only the best quality casks to be filled with their precious spirit. This bottling is a return to the style of some of the earliest Arran Single Malt, which was mostly matured in Sherry Casks.
Nose: So nutty and deliciously aromatic; chocolate hazelnuts, walnuts, raisins, prunes, milk chocolate, and then out of nowhere there’s a whiff of peach.
Palate: Chocolate covered raisins, bright raspberry jam. Strangely enough, those peach notes come through again on the palate. The flavor profile on the palate just keep going evolving. A very interesting scotch.
Finish: Long, long fruity, and nutty finish.