We take great pride in all of our whisky, but occasionally James MacTaggart, our Distillery Manager, discovers a cask that truly stands out as the finest example of the Distillers art and oak cask in perfect harmony. The influence of the cask on the final character of whisky is widely acknowledged and one of the key aspects of his job is to determine when the right balance between the spirit and the wood has been achieved. Only the most exceptional examples of our Single Malt are approved for bottling as our Premium Cask Selection. Cask Number 637, Distilled 25th June 1996 and bottled 30th April 2013. 150 bottles produced. Online and Visitor Centre Exclusive!
Nose: Sweet oak and honey are immediately apparent in the aroma. Hints of coconut and candy appear when water is added with butterscotch and liquorice also evident.
Palate: The taste is crisp and malty with a slight nuttiness. With time the malt begins to open and the Arran hallmarks of citrus and sweet fruit emerge to coat the tongue.
Finish: Clean and fresh with a lingering creamy sweetness. Best described as mellow, smooth and bursting with flavour.