Arran The Sherry cask finish 2016 46% ABV

arran whisky

Bottled in 206 and initially matured in ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred to ex-Oloroso Sherry casks.

Appearance: Honey gold, crisp and clean. Quick thick legs form and ooze back to the surface when swirled. Looks lovely!

Nose: I would never identify this as a sherry cask from the nose. Lots of sugar, lemon sherberts, tropical fruits (Lilt). Pears and red apple skin now. Tangfastics! I might get some Mr Sheen as it goes.

Palate: Nice mouthfeel, not immensely viscous, but has a nice oiliness to it #thewhiskeychapsOn the palate there’s lots of buttery and milky flavours. Vanilla milkshake, floater coffee, bitter chocolate and the seemingly trademark smack of condensed fruit.

Finish: That tropical ‘Lilt’ edge. Some spice, cinnamon, cloves and allspice berries. QUite a Christmas finish, which is nice. There’s a slight sourness that lingers but doesn’t impede the overall experience

Overall: Overall: I preferred the first 2 (no.1 the most), but this was a pleasant dram. Again, I wouldn’t buy a bottle.

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