The Arran Single Malt selected for The Bothy II was initially matured in first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred for secondary maturation into smaller casks also made of the finest American oak for a minimum of 18 months. This process produces far greater contact between the whisky & oak and a faster, more intense maturation.
The end result is a full-bodied expression of The Arran 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.
Multi-Vintage release of The Arran Malt
• Limited Edition of 12,000 Bottles Worldwide.
• Bottled at Natural Cask Strength 55.2% abv.
• Matured in First-Fill ex-Bourbon Barrels before being
transferred for secondary maturation into smaller casks also made of the finest American oak.
• Non Chill Filtered & No artificial colouring
Nose: The citrus hallmarks of Arran welcome you, and the sweet spice of cinnamon and vanilla promises a memorable dram.
Palate:Gourmet, dessert notes of pineapple, apple tart and toasted brioche coupled with the fresh character of Arran cover the tongue and give a round quality to this delightful expression.
Finish:Luxurious and long with the citrus and spice mingling beautifully. Leaves you with a delicate floral note full of aromatic charm which brings
the dram to a memorable close…until you take another sip.