Nose: Dried fruit and wood spices with notes of mocha and tobacco leaf.
Palate: Vanilla, mixed nuts, juicy prunes, dried papaya and chocolate liqueurs.
Finish: Caramel, cocoa and earthy winter spices.
Overall: Dark and mysterious, but all good.
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Nose: Each of the casks have left a bit of their imprint on the nose.. there lots of spice coming from cinnamon and nutmeg, sweetness from raisins .. fresh wood shavings .. leave it longer.. there's some liquorice that comes through and finally some lemon zest in the back ground
Palate: A gentle mix of honey and peat make for an excellent combination.. there also a good amount of spice.. some more liquorice that follows through from the nose and dark chocolate.. finally got some mangoes ..or probably some similar fruit flavors that are in too
Finish: Medium Long.. just about perfect .. with the right amount of spices.. dark chocolate and some more raisins too.... well that how the red devil on the dark black bottle signed off!..
For me this a nice dessert dram and probably the perfect drink on a Christmas night near the tree by the fire place.
5th July 2014
Simply can not fault the guys at Arran, first fell in love with the 15yr sherry single cask. This really is next level stuff, the complexity is beautiful. Very much on par with some of the Black art releases coming from the Laddie guys
6th January 2014