Arran The High Seas Smugglers Series Volume 2
A rare second release of this Limited Edition, Arran The High Seas Smugglers Series Volume 2 Single Malt Whisky.
Bottled at natural Cask Strength in 2016 and a Limited Edition of 8700 bottles, Arran pay homage with “The High Seas” to the resiliant character of those who outwitted the Officers of Excise in their pursuit of the famed Arran “waters”.
Volume 1 was “Illicit Stills”.
Arran The High Seas Smugglers Series Volume 2 Barrel Combinations
Arran Single Malt
Rum Cask Finish Matured in 200L American Oak Barrels
Peated Stock (50PPM) Matured in 200L Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Un-Peated Stock Matured in 200L Ex-Bourbon Barrels 1st Fill
Arran The High Seas Smugglers Series Volume 2 Tasting Notes :-
Nose : Citrus fruits are at the fore, mingling with smells evocative of the outdoors; a touch of seaweed hints at coastal character. Orchard fruits, white pepper, and a subtle dry note reminiscent of fino sherry make this a complex nose. A hint of burned pine wood is in the background.
Palate : A fizzing mouthfeel with sherbet character. A fresh spearmint note appears and mingles with warm bramley apple pie and ice cream. There is tangy lime marmalade with chilli pepper heat and a whiff of smoke from a just-lit fire of pine logs. The addition of water shows honey dew melon and pear drop sweets.
Finish : Distillery character shines through; notes of apples, citrus and good body are elongated by a backbone of subtle smoke.