Arran Bodega Sherry Cask 70cl 55.8% ABV
Arran Bodega Sherry Cask
Arran Sherry Cask ‘The Bodega’ is a stunning new addition to Arran’s core range of whiskies and is the perfect choice for someone who enjoys their Single Malt with plenty of body and complexity.
Matured in some of the finest casks available to the whisky industry, this cask strength Sherry matured Single Malt is both luxurious and elegant with layers of rich sweet spice and oak. Their Master Distiller has worked with producers in some of the most prestigious Sherry Bodegas in Jerez, Spain to select only the best quality casks to be filled with their precious spirit.
This bottling is a return to the style of some of the earliest Arran Single Malt, which was mostly matured in Sherry Casks. During a tasting, this expression is the perfect partner to our Quarter Cask ‘The Bothy’ as it showcases the skill and expertise of our Master Distiller in his work with different wood types and supreme cask selection.
Nose – Toffee, Sweet Spice & Fruit
Palate – Ripe Fig & Cherries
Finish – Dark Chocolate, Mandarins & Ripe Figs
Arran Single Malt starts its life as Scottish rainwater at Loch Na Davie in the hills high above the distillery. The clear water cascades down the Easan Biorach burn through six waterfalls, each one purifying the water further. Their barley arrives from maltsters on the mainland as whole grains. The grains are then milled by us in Lochranza. Over the course of many years in their warehgouse on Arran, the spirit inherits colour and flavour from the wood. The quality of the casks that they work with is of the utmost importance. Arran never add caramel or strip flavour out of their whiskies using chill filtration. The purity of their water means that they can create a clean, sweet dram which is entirely natural and unadulterated.
Arran has soaring hills and rugged coasts, rich farmland and dense forests, all concentrated into a compact parcel floating in the Firth of Clyde between the Ayrshire coast and the Kintyre peninsula. It’s known as ‘Scotland in miniature’, as it shares some of the characteristics of the Highlands and Lowlands, the mainland and the Western Isles.
Great malt whisky is a distillation of the place it’s made. The local water, microclimate and air quality all influence the spirit as it’s distilled and matured. Isle of Arran whisky couldn’t come from anywhere else but this wee rock, of twenty miles by ten. Arran whisky is the island, bottled.
This geography is key to the character of their whisky. On this island, they make a spirit that reflects a range of regional influences, yet achieves a rare and unique personality all its own. Rather like the island itself.
With the arrival of their sister distillery in Lagg at the south end of the island in 2019, Arran are proud to be able to show visitors to their island the two very different sides to their island home. From the impressive peaks of the north end where their un-peated Arran Single Malt is distilled, to the vast agricultural landscapes of the south where their heavily peated Lagg Single Malt awaits them in a few years time, they have a lot to offer their visitors. One island, two distilleries – make them your next whisky destination!