A well-sherried Arran single malt? Oh yes! This particular expression has been dubbed The Bodega, and after it was distilled at Lochranza the whisky has been matured for seven years in first-fill sherry hogsheads. It's presented in a rather elegant and handsome bottle. Lots of dried fruit and chocolate over here.
Nose: Orange chocolate, with Christmas spices, lots of dried fruit and toasty oak.
Palate: Loads of juicy sherry influence, with chocolate-dipped cherries, raisins and a touch of caramel.
Finish: Oak spice, dark chocolate praline and oak char.