Arran Madeira Cask Finish 50%

Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50
Bottle size: 70
Primary Cask: American oak
Finishing Cask: Madiera
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Tasted: Sept 2016
A crisp and briny nose which displays oodles of sweet and dusty barley along with hints of dried grape, coffee, hickory, burnt raisins and earth. With time the trademark tropical fruit notes emerge as does some lovely buttery/ creamy oak. Very pleasantly balanced.

The palate is full and barley'd with prominent Madeira notes along with hints of burnt wood, straw, brine and light spice. Lovely intensity with the tropical fruit coming through on the middle and the wood notes becoming quite grippy and spicy. The Madeira returns on the finish along with a touch of brine, earth and straw.

A drop of water brings out some sweet and floral honey and white fruit notes. Dilution also emphasises the American oak and brings out a pure, almond and vanilla note. On the palate the honey is more noticeable along with the fruit as the Madeira influence is lessened. Beautifully juicy now with a little more bitter chocolaty spice and salt in the finish.



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