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This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Arran distillery. It was aged for 18 years (distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2015) and was matured in a port cask. It was bottled at 46% ABV with no coloring or filtering.
Sweet and rich, lots of sulfury sherry. Blckberry and currants are prominent, with a good deal of spice, pepper and orange peel.
Thin to medium mouth feel with no heat. Sweet, lots of vanilla and bready character here, with a good deal of honey, light sherry and pepper.
Short and growing hotter. Lots of sulfur here, with bitter pepper. Some light fig and currant persist, but its quickly overwhelmed by other bitter aspects of the dram.
I loved how this dram started out but it really faded over time for me. The nose was rich and syrupy with good balance, but by the end it was a bitty sulfur-y dram.