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Arran 'The High Seas' - Smugglers' Series Vol. 2

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Arran 'The High Seas' is the 2nd release from the popular Smugglers' Series by Arran distillery. The series pays homage to the history of illicit distillation in 18th and 19th centuries on the Isle of Arran. Vol.2 has been created from a combination of Arran single malt Scotch whisky matured in 1st fill bourbon barrels, ex-rum casks and peated malt at 50ppm. Again beautifully packaged, and bottled at cask strength, 55.4%.

Distillery

Arran

Region

Island

ABV (Strength)

55.4

Bottling Date

2016

Bottle Size

70cl

Cask Strength

Yes

Series

Smugglers' Series

Style

Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Bottler

Distillery Bottling

Country

Scotland

Tasting Notes

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Tasting Notes

Arran 'The High Seas' - Smugglers' Series Vol. 2 Producer Notes

Nose: Citrus fruits are at the fore, mingling with smells evocative of the outdoors; a touch of seaweed hints at coastal character. Orchard fruits, white pepper, and a subtle dry note reminiscent of fino sherry make this a complex nose. A hint of burned pine wood is in the background.

Palae: A fizzing mouthfeel with sherbet character. A fresh spearmint note appears and mingles with warm bramley apple pie and ice cream. There is tangy lime marmalade with chilli pepper heat and a whiff of smoke from a just-lit fire of pine logs. The addition of water shows honey dew melon and pear drop sweets.

Finish: Distillery character shines through; notes of apples, citrus and good body are elongated by a backbone of subtle smoke.

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