MASTER OF DISTILLING II
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GLASS.
SPECIAL RELEASE OF 12 YEAR-OLD ARRAN MALT
In 2019, Master Distiller James MacTaggart celebrates his 12th anniversary at the Isle of Arran Distillery.
This elegant and luxurious expression of the Arran Malt has been skilfully created by James using some of the finest Palo Cortado Sherry Casks, handpicked from a boutique producer of some of the finest Sherry wines from Jerez de la Frontera. Secondary maturation using these unique casks, creates a warming and rich note that beautifully compliments the innate fruitiness of the Arran Malt.
• Limited Edition of 12,000 Bottles Worldwide.
• Bottled at Natural Cask Strength 51.8% abv.
• Unique release featuring Palo Cortado Sherry Casks.
• Non Chill Filtered & No artificial colouring.
Nose : Bright and mouth-watering; Seville orange marmalade, peaches and mango freshness are followed by the warmth of root ginger and a waft of drying grass and gorse bushes.
Palate : Rich in chocolate orange, quince jelly and the zest of citrus fruits. The subtle tang of yeasty, buttered sourdough and a kick of rock salt come through as the Palo Cortado cask displays its influence.
Finish : Cider apples accentuate Arran house style before the warmth of ginger returns alongside a rich impression of these exceptional sherry casks.
Tasting notes courtesy of James MacTaggart, Master Distiller.