SMUGGLERS’ SERIES VOL. III ‘THE EXCISEMAN’
The conclusion of the series.
The Smugglers’ Series pays homage to the rich history of illicit distillation on the Isle of Arran in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Limited Edition of 8,700 Bottles Worldwide, bottled at Natural Cask Strength 56.8% abv.
Unique release including a classic un-peated Arran Malt matured in both ex-Bourbon 125 litre Quarter Casks, and fully matured in ex-Madeira Casks.
Non Chill Filtered & No artificial colouring.
NOSE: The rich honeyed character is immediate on the nose, luxuriously decadent. The fresh coastal character is also evident. Apples, vanilla and a touch of spice are also subtly present with a hint of toasted oak.
PALATE: It coats the tongue and the notes of apple and vanilla are in abundance. No hint of dryness on the palate, it grows in sweet intensity and provides a rounded mouthfeel. The addition of water opens up the complexity beautifully and reveals a lighter sweetness of candied lemon.
FINISH: Long, luxurious and yet delightfully fresh. The notes of apple and citrus give a lightness of character whilst the body remains solidly complex and robust. A typical Arran with an added layer of sweetness.
Tasting notes courtesy of James MacTaggart, Master Distiller.