EXPLORERS SERIES REL II ‘LOCHRANZA CASTLE’
The Arran Explorers Series is a collection of limited edition expressions of The Arran Single Malt. Each edition celebrates the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran.
Matured in Sherry Hogshead and finished Amontillado Sherry Casks.
Limited Edition of 9,000 Bottles Worldwide, bottled at Natural Cask Strength 47.2% abv.
NOSE: Rich, layered and complex.Caramelised almonds and chocolate covered crystallised ginger dovetail with deep aromas of dried apricots and caramelised brown sugar. Dusty smells of the dunnage warehouse abound.
PALATE: Bright and mouth coating, showing notes of honeycomb and salted caramel. Herbaceous accents offset the orchard fruit which comes to the fore to display the ever-present Arran house style. Seamless integration of age, wood characters and Arran spirit.
FINISH: Enigmatic, developing toward Assam tea and subtle cigar smoke. A resurgence of freshness completes the circle. A fabulous example of Arran in more advanced years.
Tasting notes courtesy of James MacTaggart, Master Distiller.