Arran Port Cask Finish
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Arran
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • sweet
  • sweet vanilla
  • sherry
  • dried fruit
  • port
  • dry
  • savoury
  • spicy
  • oak

Arran

Port Cask Finish (0.7l, 50%)
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Another exemplary Wine-finished Single Malt from Arran — this time showcasing the magic of Port casks.

Harold Currie was a senior director Chivas. He somehow got it in his head that he could do Whisky better. Harold was also a fan of the Isle of Arran — an island in the middle of the Firth of Clyde which had at one time been home to at least fifty illegal distilleries. So he saved his pennies, took on a few investors, and broke ground on his dream in 1994 on the island near the town of Lochranza. But two golden eagles built a nest on site and construction had to be stopped until the chicks were fully fledged. Solid move, right? Today, they produce a tidy range of Single Malt offerings, limited editions, special blends, and a Scottish cream Liqueur.

Turns out good old Harold COULD do it better.

Arran starts off their marketing materials with a simple phrase, “We are proud to present our range of Wine cask finishes Single Malt.” And they should be. In general, Wine casks do wonderful things to Single Malt Spirits. But Arran Single Malt has a special affinity that tastes rather magical.

Arran Port Cask Finish is what you read on the label — Arran Single Malt matured in ex-Bourbon casks and finish in Port Wine casks and bottled 50% ABV without added color or chill-filtration. Like we said… magic.

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islands
  • Distillery Arran
  • Style Single Malt Whisky
  • Alcohol 50%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Dark Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma has a lovely mix of berry and plum notes along with caramel sauce, granola, and even a dash of mint.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a creamy mouth-feel and notes of English toffee, more mixed berries, apricot, and a punch of ginger spice.

Finish
The finish is medium length with a blooming warmth and a note of gingerbread.

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  • sweet
  • sweet vanilla
  • sherry
  • dried fruit
  • port
  • dry
  • savoury
  • spicy
  • oak
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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