Arran Malt Sauternes Cask Finish

THE ARRAN MALT
SAUTERNES
CASK FINISH

This voluptuous single malt is initially matured in traditional ex-Bourbon casks before being finished in specially sourced Sauternes sweet wine casks from Bordeaux.

This is a glorious combination of indulgent Sauternes with classic Arran Malt, for a truly rewarding partnership. With its honeyed sweetness, this is the epitome of the perfect ‘dessert dram’.

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 First-Fill ex-Bourbon barrels. After time, they are transferred to ‘finish’ for their last few years of maturation in Sauternes wine casks selected by Arran’s Master Distiller James McTaggart, sourced from one of Bordeaux’s finest wine makers.

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-Sauternes wine casks.

HOW TO ENJOY

With its honeyed characteristics and rich gold colour, this is truly a perfect desert dram, and equally at home in at sumptuous twist on the classic Martini.

COUNTRY AND REGION OF ORIGIN

Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland

VOLUME

70cl

STRENGTH

50% ABV

Arran Malt Sauternes Cask Finish
NOSE

 

Rich honey aromas with a hint of zest, spice and salt

PALATE

 

Sweetness from honey, apricots, melon and honeysuckle

FINISH

 

Vanilla and sultana, with toasted oak