Scotland > Islands > Scotch and Other Whiskies > Single Malt > Arran
Bottled at 50%, the Marsala Finish is a limited edition released late in 2018. The whisky began its life in more tradition oak before finishing in casks sourced from an artisan Sicilian wine producer.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: doughy, decadent and floral; cinnamon hearts and candied ginger; malty and honeyed with dried orange peel.
Palate: sweet, creamy and honeyed; cinnamon sticks and candied ginger, but also licorice and angelica roots; a touch leathery and peppery with more honey, orange and malt.
Finish: malty, honeyed, fresh, floral and spicy; both decadent and peppery spices; coating but light with medium length.
Comment: if you are looking for a spicy single malt at a great price, this is the dram for you.
Producer Description: "After initially maturing in traditional oak casks over a number of years The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was ‘finished’ in a selection of Marsala wine casks sourced from an artisan producer of this iconic Sicilian wine. Our Master Distiller, James MacTaggart, has carefully monitored this period of secondary maturation to ensure the perfect balance is struck between the Marsala casks and the intrinsic sweet-fruity character of The Arran Malt. The end result is a Single Malt with a decadently fruity, gourmet character, full of complexity and quality."
Producer's Tasting Note
Nose: A rich, sweet spiciness that carries hints of pear and candied orange peels, beautifully complimenting the signature citrus flavor of the Arran Single Malt.
Palate: A delicate fruitiness that develops into a deep caramel and vanilla, followed with roasted chestnuts.
Finish: The Marsala expression leaves memory of a sweet oak and toffee apples, under toned by notes of fresh ginger and pine nuts. A complex yet well-balanced dram which demonstrates perfectly the balance between the rich Marsala cask and the fruity Arran Single Malt.
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