After initially maturing in traditional oak casks over a number of years The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was ‘finished’ in a selection of Madeira wine casks sourced from an artisan producer of this fortified wine from the island of Madeira some 800km south-west of Portugal.
The Master Distiller, James MacTaggart, has carefully monitored this period of secondary maturation to ensure the perfect balance is struck between the Madeira casks and the intrinsic sweet-fruity character of The Arran Malt. The end result is a Single Malt with a rich brooding character, full of complexity and quality.
Aroma - Rich fruitcake, marmalade on toast with a hint of chocolate raisins
Taste - Sweetness, Bitter orange, Honey, Fruitcake.