Arran The Exciseman Smugglers’ Series – Volume Two

£299.00

Case has small dent on frame See photo
Bottle Size 70cl.
Alcohol 55.4% ABV.
Age N/A.
Style Single Malt Whisky.
Bottler Arran.
Distillery Arran.
Bottling Year 2016
Number of Bottles 8,700
Country Scotland.
Region Islands.
Chill Filtered No.
Storage Advice Best stored in a cool and dry place.
Closure Cork.
The Perfect Serve On the rocks.
Service Temperature Room Temperature.
When to Drink With close friends on a special occasion.
Food Pairing Biscuits.
Colour/Appearance Copper.
Nose
Citrus fruits are at the fore, mingling with smells evocative of the outdoors; a touch of seaweed hints at coastal character. Orchard fruits, white pepper, and a subtle dry note reminiscent of fino sherry make this a complex nose. A hint of burned pine wood is in the background.
Palate
A fizzing mouthfeel with sherbet character. A fresh spearmint note appears and mingles with warm bramley apple pie and ice cream. There is tangy lime marmalade with chilli pepper heat and a whiff of smoke from a just-lit fire of pine logs. The addition of water shows honey dew melon and pear drop sweets.
Finish
Distillery character shines through; notes of apples, citrus and good body are elongated by a backbone of subtle smoke.

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Description

In this Smugglers’ Series Vol.2 ‘The High Seas’ we pay tribute to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed Arran Waters. This dram is a powerful marriage of whisky matured in the finest rum casks with time-honoured peated spirit and a rich layer of first-fill Bourbon barrel adding sweetness and fruit. The use of rum casks in the maturation serves as recognition of Arran’s importance, in years gone by, in the trade of diverse, black market liquor. The resulting liquid is complex, full of character and a perfect tribute to these independent characters of Arran.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg