|Destilleerderij: ||Arran |
|Alcoholgehalte: ||53.4° |
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|Bottelaar: ||Markethouse |
|Cask Type: ||Finished Oloroso Sherry Casks |
|Nbr Bottles: ||6660 |
Our Demonic Distiller James MacTaggart has once again delived into the darkest recesses of our warehouses to select the casks for the second release in this un-holy trinity of devilish drams. Each cask has been meticulously chosen and through the dark art of blending they have created an Arran bottling of depth and rich character where the aromas and flavours dovetail to perfection.
Bottled at natural strength and without chill-filtration, The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a testimony to the consistent superior quality of The Arran Malt across each year of production. For your elucidation the numbers of every cask, hand-picked for this bottling, have been listed on the inside of this box. Dare to dram with the Devil once again.
“Chapter II of The Devil’s Punch Bowl is a true contrast of light & shade hence the title ‘Angels & Devils’. The 1997 & 1998 hogsheads chosen provide the foundation for this whisky and add a rich and satisfying depth. These are the finest ex-Oloroso Spanish Oak casks and their influence is unmistakable with a distinctive spicy character and notes of cigar box and dark chocolate. If the sherry casks are the darkness then the 2002 barrels bring a ray of sunshine to proceedings with soft vanilla notes and more of the typical Arran citrus emerging, especially with a dash of water. Finally, our oldest Peated Arran casks from 2004 bring an earthiness not found in other releases of The Arran Malt and add further complexity to this intriguing concoction."
Nose: The nose is vibrant with the hallmark notes of classic dried fruits, light spice and cigar box as the base of Sherry comes to the fore and sets the tone for this complex dram.
Palate: Here the depth of the Sherry sweetness comes into its own. Notes of dark chocolate with a layer of delicate butterscotch spice mingle to create a rich initial burst of character. With a dash of water, the lighter shade of the Bourbon barrel emerges with soft citrus and vanilla notes dancing on the tongue.
Finish: Over time, the fresh citrus is counterbalanced by the earthy nature of the Peated barrels. The depth of spice and light twist of smoke will intrigue you long after the last drop has disappeared.