The Arran Single Cask Sherry Cask 2002 Vintage

Distilled in 2002 and bottled in 2016 this vintage Arran single malt is finished in Ex-Sherry Hogshead casks.
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“The reason the distillery was built here,” says James MacTaggart, the master distiller at Arran Distillery, “was because there was a very good water supply. In fact, it was tasted and it was decided that it was probably one of the best water supplies in Scotland for making whisky.”

Situated on the Isle of Arran, Arran Distillery was founded in 1994 by Harold Currie, the former director at Chivas Distillery, and is one of the last remaining independent distilleries in Scotland. When the distillery was finally completed in 1995 — construction was halted for nearly a year when a pair of Golden Eagles built their nest near the distillery — it became the first legal distillery on the Isle of Arran in over 150 years.

Their whisky is made from unpeated Scottish barley, which is malted and then fermented using a proprietary strain of yeast. Once the barley has been fermented, the wash is distilled twice — first through Arran’s copper-pot wash still and then again through Arran’s copper-pot spirit still. The stills were custom designed, says MacTaggart, and “shaped to allow the lighter vapors to come up through the stills.” As a result, Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an appreciably softer and more delicate flavor profile.

Distilled in 2002 and bottled in 2016 this vintage Arran single malt is aged for 14 years and finished in Ex-Sherry Hogshead casks. Expect bold and rich notes with baking spices and savory cardamom.

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Proof 110.4 (55.2 % ABV)
Distiller/Bottler Name Arran Distillery
Size 750mL
Orchard fruits on the nose, followed by leather and tobacco leaf. The palate is lovely with sherry almonds, baking spice and dried fruit. The finish is decadent with dark chocolate.
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