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 22 years in promoting The Arran Malt brand on both a personal and professional level. Robin has specially chosen this single Rum Cask Finish which is the second in a series of unique Arran “Ambassador’s Dram” bottlings.
The Arran Ambassador's Dram Release 2 was distilled on 24-05-07 and bottled 08-10-2018.
An 11 Year Old Rum Finish non chill-filtered single malt bottled at 55.4% alc./vol. and deeming only 245 individually numbered bottles worldwide.
This cracking cask was chosen by Robin on 29th September 2018 after a distillery visit and tasting session with James MacTaggart.
After drawing samples from six very unique and unusual cask styles this one was chosen as the favourite.
Having spent four years finishing in a Rum Cask this malt will appeal to the connoisseur who like their whisky a touch on the sweeter side.
Tasting Notes by Robin.
Nose: Rich, sweet and exhibiting notes of candied apple and burnt toffee.
Flavour: Beautifully balanced with vanilla macaroon and rich sweet oak followed by molasses, demerara sugar, Manuka honey and orchard fruit.
Finish: Long and intensely luxurious with a depth of sweetness making this dram very moreish.