Arran The Exciseman Smugglers Series Volume 3
A rare third and final release of this Limited Edition, Arran The Exciseman Smugglers Series Volume 3 Single Malt Whisky.
Bottled at natural Cask Strength in 2017 and a Limited Edition of 8700 bottles, Arran pay homage with “The Exciseman” to the exuberant character of those striving to outwit the Government’s representatives in the pursuit of the production of the famed Arran Waters..
Volume 1 was “Illicit Stills”.
Volume 2 was “The High Seas”
Arran The Exciseman Smugglers Series Volume 3 Barrel Combinations
Arran Single Malt
Arran Single Malt Quarter Cask Matured in 125L Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Arran Single malt – Madeira Cask Maturation Matured in 225L European Oak Barrels
Arran The Exciseman Smugglers Series Volume 3 Distillery Tasting Notes :-
Nose : The rich honeyed character is immediate on the nose, luxuriously decadent. The fresh coastal character is also evident. Apples, vanilla and a touch of spice are also subtly present with a hint of toasted oak.
Palate : It coats the tongue and the notes of apple and vanilla are in abundance. No hint of dryness on the palate, it grows in sweet intensity and provides a rounded mouthfeel. The addition of water opens up the complexity beautifully and reveals a lighter sweetness of candied lemon.
Finish : Long, luxurious and yet delightfully fresh. The notes of apple and citrus give a lightness of character whilst the body remains solidly complex and robust. A typical Arran with an added layer of sweetness.