In 2016 Robin Russell was proudly selected as the first UK retailer to become an Arran Malt Ambassador. This special accolade recognises his great support and efforts over the past 20 years in promoting The Arran Malt brand on both a personal and professional level. Robin has specially chosen this single bourbon cask which is the first in a series of unique Arran “Ambassador’s Dram” bottlings.
The Arran Ambassador's Dram Release 1 was distilled on 13-12-01 and bottled 10-01-2017.
A 15 Year Old non chill filtered Single Malt deeming only 212 individually numbered bottles worldwide.
Tasting Notes by Robin.
Nose: Light citrus initially followed by vanilla and summer orchard fruit with cinnamon.
Flavour: Tropical fruit cocktail with hints of ginger and candied peel lead to a Baked Alaska style meringue with lashings of Madagascan vanilla custard. Subtly sweet with hints of red apple reminding me of some of my favourite drams enjoyed over the years from this wonderful distillery.
Finish: Long and intensely luxurious with light spice to finish.
Some of the older casks from Arran are superb and this particular dram does not disappoint.