Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland
We are spoiling this afternoon with a whiskey from another era, bottled exclusively for the SAQ, a Arran of 13 years of age, distilled 28 May 2001 and bottled 8 July 2014 of sherry cask # 2001 / 95. I had the 112 342 bottle.
What is unfortunate is that this traffic jam is exhausted. What is even more unfortunate is that I still talk about it. What do you want, I must finally publish all my tastings, so late is it ...
By cons, good news, you can probably find a glass of these whiskeys disappeared in good whiskey bars of the Quebec City region such as the Nelligan's or Crazy Aelies… More recently, Clover, in Limoilou, also offers a beautiful card of drams ...
As the French novelist, biographer, storyteller and essayist so aptly put it, Émile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog, better known by the pseudonym André Maurois (1885-1967) said so well:
The delay is the politeness of the artists ...
Orange red and coppery once again full of promise.
Inflated with multiple facets, rich caramel, toffee, dulce de leche. Grapes, prunes and nutmeg. Sherry someone? Tobacco pipe.
Astringent spices of sherry, still unctuous caramel, red fruits bursting with juice, raisins, dates, red and black licorice. Really delicious, with an alcohol level that enhances beautifully.
All the right notes of a sherry cask are hit, I repeat myself again. Long and dry finish on the classic accents of oak board infused with sherry.
Excellent traffic jam, but the question arises, is it too expensive? Its exclusivity at the SAQ does not change anything, but its cask strength rate can certainly be worth a few dollars.
Note: ★ ★ ★ ★★