Our friend Billy from the Whisky Exchange, provided us with some samples of whisky all exclusive for sale at the Whisky Exchange shop, among which this beautiful 14yo ex-bourbon barrel matured Arran whisky.
55.5% abv, €100, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour
Nose: fruity, sweet, floral, jasmine flowers, honeysuckle, a hint of liquorice
Palate: sweet, floral, honeysuckle, fruity, apples, pear, spicy, white pepper, citrus, sweet (blood) oranges, tangerines, zest
Finish: sweet, honey, medium long,
Conclusion: Beautiful, I could drink this all day. A prototype Arran whisky at cask strength. I fell in love once with ex-Bourbon matured Arran whiskies, and this fits perfectly into that picture. That price though…
More info: Distilled on 15 December 2000, matured in an ex-bourbon barrel #2000/1106, bottled at 07 August 2015 into 197 Bottles