In 2019, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 12th Anniversary with Isle of Arran Distillers. This elegant and luxurious expression of the Arran Malt has been skilfully created by James using some of the finest Palo Cortado Sherry Casks, handpicked from a boutique producer of some of the finest Sherry wines from Jerez de la Frontera. Secondary maturation using these unique casks, creates a warming and rich note that beautifully compliments the innate fruitiness of the Arran Malt.
SPECIAL RELEASE OF 12 YEAR-OLD ARRAN MALT
Bottled to mark 12th Anniversary of Master Distiller James MacTaggart
Limited edition of 12,000 bottles worldwide
Bottled at natural cask strength 51.8% abv.
Unique release featuring Palo Cortado Sherry Casks
Non chill-filtered & no artificial colouring
NOSE - Bright and mouth-watering; Seville orange marmalade, peaches and mango freshness are followed by the warmth of root ginger and a waft of drying grass and gorse bushes.
PALATE - Rich in chocolate orange, quince jelly and the zest of citrus fruits. The subtle tang of yeasty, buttered sourdough and a kick of rock salt come through as the Palo Cortado cask displays its influence.
FINISH - Cider apples accentuate Arran house style before the warmth of ginger returns alongside a rich impression of these exceptional sherry casks