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This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Arran and bottled by Single Cask Nation. Matured for 13 years in a 2nd Fill Oloroso Hogshead, this was bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering. I'm quite typically a fan of wine finished Arran, so this is one I'm excited for. Let's get to it.
Sweet butter cream, red vines candy, praline, buttered toast and sweet raisin. The wine is fairly straightforward and evident. Ethanol is tame.
Medium mouth feel. Heat in check. Sweet and oily with syrupy fruits, stewed fig, some pepper and praline. Fresh baked bread, black currant and syrupy berry.
Long, powerful and loaded with berry, currant, syrupy and sulfur. Some pepper, nice oak structure. Heat grows with time.
Delicious, complex and interesting. Nice work, Arran, and Single Cask Nation.