The Isle of Arran distillery is known to produce a fruity spirit and this single cask is no different. Lots of yellow fruits with a whiff of tobacco. Sun ripened yellow apples and lemons. Some mild vanilla and biscuits. Figs and ginger linger in the background.
With water fresh and crisp notes of lemon and ginger appear. A refreshing iced tea and brioche with raisins.
A creamy mouthfeel. The prolonged fruitiness does not come as a surprise. Banana and yellow apples. Vanilla infused cream or confectioner's cream (custard). A bitter oak aroma tries to break through but gets called back by raisins and figs.
Water gives me more vanilla and melons. Some dried grassy notes and a touch of mint. A cool masala chai tea.
The oak finally breaks through with Charentais melons and the remains of a mint infused tea.