Nose: Starts of with sweet Sherry, which is to be expected. There's also a nice freshness to it. "Mon Cherry" chocolate (chocolate filled with cherry cream), hints of sulphur, mint and eucalyptus. After some times it gets even sweeter with notes of orange and butterscotch.
Palate: Very sweet arrival, then some peppers and sulphur before everything is covered in bitter chocolate. Quite thick and oily mouthfeel
Finish: Dark chocolate again, some peppers, cinnamon, cumin and even some blueberries! Some ash in there as well. The chocolate stays for a very long time though! After some time in the glass, the finish also has some orange notes.
You can tell this is a close relative to cask 2014/13. This one is more of everything: more alcohol, more sweetness, more complexity and unfortunately more sulphur. The complexity is great though, it changes every couple of minutes, just to make things more interesting.
At €49,99, this is a very good dram.http://whiskyinformer.com/home/arran-20042015-for-delhaize