.the arran – sauternes finish

50% abv, €40, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural color

Nose: sweet, fruit, vanilla, fresh, sour grapes, honey
Palate: sweet, vanilla, spicy, white pepper, fruits, apples, coating mouthfeel honey, “thick”
Finish: sweet, medium long, vanilla, honey, flower field, clover, honey, heather, violets
Mark: ++/+++
Conclusion: Too sweet for my liking, might do well with a sweet dessert.

More info: all Arran finishes are built up from a 7yo matured in ex-Bourbon casks, finished during 6 months in a wine cask. There were many different finishes, which are cut back to three that fit the profile best: Sauternes, Amarone and Port.

Tasted at the Arran distillery, as part of the Gold tour

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