Arran Malt Port Cask Finish

THE ARRAN MALT
THE PORT
CASK FINISH

After its initial maturation over a number of years in traditional oak barrels, this whisky is transferred for second maturation in Port wine casks where it takes on the rich complexities of Portugal’s renowned fortified wine.

Arran Port Cask Finish displays the sweet-fruity characteristics of a classic Arran malt, perfectly balanced with rich orchard fruit and spice.

PRODUCTION

Arran craft this unique whisky with a blend of Scottish-grown malted barley, and fresh water from nearby Loch na Davie, reputedly the source of the purest water in Scotland.

Once the malts have been fermented with yeast, the ‘wash’ is then double distilled in copper pot stills, before being laid down to mature in ex-Bourbon barrels for approximately eight years. The malt is then transferred to ‘finish’ in Port wine casks selected by Arran’s Master Distiller James McTaggart, sourced from a respected artisan winemaker in Portugal.

This single malt is bottled at 50% abv at natural colour and non-chill filtered to preserve the whisky’s clarity in all serves.

KEY INGREDIENTS

Scottish-grown malted barley, yeast, Loch na Davie water, matured in ex-Bourbon and finished in ex-Port wine casks.

HOW TO ENJOY

With its deep bronze colour, and layered notes of fruits, citrus and barley-sweetness, this is a true delight of an after-dinner dram.

For a particularly indulgent flavour experience, pair this fine whisky with a selection of farmhouse cheeses.

COUNTRY AND REGION OF ORIGIN

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland

VOLUME

70cl

STRENGTH

50% ABV

Arran Malt Port Cask Finish
NOSE

Vanilla spice and ripe citrus with hints of hazel and citrus.

PALATE

Layered fruits and nuttiness with orchard fruits and cinnamon.

FINISH

Lingering barley sweetness and a hint of sweet pear