ARRAN 14 ans 2006 Sherry Hogshead Single Cask French Connections 53,5%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands-arran, 70cl, Ref: 58106
Located in the village of Lochranza, Arran distillery, which was founded in 1993 by Harold Currie, began producing whisky on 17 August 1995. Over time, many sherry cask versions bottled at cask strength, each more magnificent than the last, have enriched the Maison du Whisky’s Creation Catalogue. Just as outstanding, this version follows on perfectly from its predecessors. Both refreshing and sunny, with extreme delicacy, over the tasting, this version reveals all of the nuances of a palette of aromas and flavours that continually climbs ever higher. Chromatically, it leaves its indelible mark on the palate in an amber ink.
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- Appearance : topaz.
- Nose : elegant, distinguished. On the first nose, very refined bitter orange, salted butter caramel, beeswax and dark chocolate outline a remarkably classy rancio. Very slender, it develops notes of passion fruit, fresh walnut and cinnamon. Gradually, aromatic plants (chamomile, verbena), toffee and red fruits (cherry, strawberry) brilliantly punctuate the aromatic palette.
- Palate : delicate, nuanced. The remarkably velvety attack is honeyed (lavender), apricoty and mentholated. On the mid-palate, noble spices (cardamom, dill, pink peppercorn), porcini, now juicy orange and William’s pear create stunning shades of crimson. The end of the palate is characterized by notes of tobacco and cinnamon.
- Overall : long, balanced. Taking on the spicy character from the end of the palate, which is now even stronger (clove, nutmeg), the start of the finish is powdery (cocoa, cardamom seed) and fruity (Mirabelle plum and fig jam). This paves the way for a flood of numerous dried fruit and nuts (Corinthian raisin, date, walnut, almond, hazelnut). On the retro-nasal olfaction, damson plum and gooseberry further develop the fruity register of the flavour palette. The empty glass is spicy (ginger), herbaceous and deliciously woody (oak).
- The brand
The Isle of Arran has come a long way and their 10 year old whisky, bottled for some years now, has raised the distillery to the ranks of the great whisky producers. The particularity of Arran whisky is in its finishes, carried out in a wide variety of casks that previously contained wine (from Champagne, Margaux or Marsala) or even brandy (Cognac, calvados). The distillery is also known for producing whisky with various forgotten types of barley, as well as a series of vintage single casks, often bottled at cask strength. Produced on an island near the Scottish mainland, its style is more like Highland malt. Find out more
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Mingchung published 09/03/2021 following an order made on 28/01/2021