Arran Quarter Cask “The Bothy”
Single Malt Scotch Whisky, 56,2%vol
The Quarter Cask expression is a complex, rich and intensely fruity Single Malt, a cask strength delight and the perfect partner to the Sherry Cask Single Malt!
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 the 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. With the much-loved Quarter Cask expression, Arran brings this tradition back to life.
Nose: Apple tart, pineapple brioche
Palate: The citrus hallmarks of Arran welcome you, and the sweet spice of cinnamon and vanilla promises a memorable dram.
Finish: Sweetness, Honey, Pineapple, Vanilla, Coconut
WWA 2019 Category Winner
WWA 2018 Category Winner
Producer: Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, KA27 8HJ, Scotland