Arran 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
Nice to see Arran making it to 12 years old. Creamy on the palate and soothing in nature, with layers of sweetness (maple and butterscotch syrup, vanilla cream) and fruit (caramel apple, fried banana). Soft, congenial finish. (Vol. 18, #2)
Another fantastic release from the Isle of Arran distillery that has this producer on a winning streak like no other Scotch producer. The palate has the classic beery flavors you get from many American craft distilleries like St. George, but with much more vanilla and sweet barley notes. At cask strength, the whisky stands up well to a splash of water or an ice cube, but can be enjoyed for straight-sipping. The price is also right. We can't recommend this highly enough.