Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland
Name name name, today one Arran without mention of age perhaps, but having possibly sold his soul to the devil to benefit from a composition of no less than 21 barrels!
8 barrels of oloroso sherry butts (# 219, 220, 714, 1643, 1648, 1827, 1828, 2105), 8 French oak barrels (# 696-698, 700, 701, 703-705) and 5 bourbon barrels ( # 042, 050, 052, 074, 079). To finish with a limited edition of 6660 bottles! Date 2014.
As the Admiral of the Royal Navy and Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom said so well Philip charles durham (1763-1845) said so well:
When the demons want to produce the darkest crimes, they first present them under a celestial exterior.
Slightly rosy amber.
Grilled malt delicately smoked. Sherry spike with red fruits and grapes.
Vanilla, caramel and berries. Spices on fire of the cask strength. Beautiful sherry influence.
Long, spicy and warm on red and black licorice accents. Red fruits and leather smoke.
A good dram, especially at this alcohol level. Devilishly good, but not divine.