Slightly tingling nose.
Immediately wonderfully sweet, darkly fruity and intensely sherry-tinged. Caramel. Dried fruits, especially plums.
After the first sip, the nose becomes a bit spicier. Sweet malt. Some cedar wood like from a cigar box. Dark chocolate.
Despite the load of barrel flavors, it remains - typically Arran - still relatively fresh.
Powerful start. Well-integrated alcohol. Pleasantly oily. Plums and figs. Lots of dark chocolate with a few raisins. Somewhat leathery on the palate. But the typical sweet malt is still recognizable
Long, warming, aromatic.