Arran 12 Cask Strength

Arran 12 CS

Arran is a relatively new distillery, founded in 1994. This one is aged in a combination of first and second fill sherry casks, as well as ex bourbon barrels.

 

Price: $65 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Arran / Private Shareholders

Region: Island (Arran)

53.6% ABV

Aged For: 12 Years

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: First and second fill sherry casks and ex-bourbon barrels

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

 


 

Color: Slight gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Rich apple and honeycomb. Gentle fruit, light grain, and what I can describe as the scent of a barnyard.

Taste: Oily and rich, a heavy fruitiness. A touch of oak, with herbal undertones and earthiness.

Finish: Warm and long with ginger, clove and fruit.

Thoughts: Good mouth feel and combination of fruits, but the earthiness brings my score down a few points due to my own personal preferences.

Score: 78 out of 100

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