Arran 1996
22 Year Old TWE Exclusive

70cl / 50.4%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Arran 1996 / 22 Year Old / TWE Exclusive
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Our very own single-cask Arran single malt, filled into a sherry hogshead just a year after the distillery started production. This 22-year-old whisky has enticing aromas of crème brulee, sultana, bittersweet orange and cigar box, while the deliciously seductive palate has flavours of walnut, figgy pudding and wood spice, alongside a silky texture. Exclusive to The Whisky Exchange – one of the delightful things we've bottled to celebrate our 20th anniversary.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
22 Year Old
Vintage
1996
Bottling Date
November 2018
No of Bottles
324
Country
Scotland
Region
Island
Cask Type
Sherry Hogshead
Cask Number
81
Chill Filtered
No

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Orange Orange
  • Walnut Walnut
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
  • Sultana Sultana
  • Caramel Caramel

Arran 1996 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes by Billy Abbott (The Whisky Exchange)

    Nose: Rich and sweet sherry cask notes: sultanas, plump raisins, spiced sponge cake and candied orange peel. Lighter orchard fruit notes build: stewed apple, apple strudel and poached pear. Sugared almonds emerge, along with zesty lemon and a hint of fino sherry dryness.

    Palate: Thick cream stirred through with mixed berries: raspberry, blackcurrant and strawberry. Raisins and spice follow, balanced by a touch of bitter char and sour cherries. The spice becomes malt loaf, although sweetness is controlled. Rich and dark notes of fruit cake and black bread are joined by molasses and black liquorice.

    Finish: Liquorice and spice fade to leave stewed apple, raisins and damp leaves.

    Comment: An excellently-balanced Arran, with sherry notes and the distillery's classic fruity character in harmony.

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