The third edition of the Icons of Arran range is the Westie. Ruaraidh (pronounced Roo-ree) the West Highland Terrier belonging to their Distillery Manager James MacTaggart. Ruaraidh is independent of character with a mischievous glint in his eye and is much admired by visitors to the Distillery in Lochranza. This limited edition bottling was drawn from 22 ex-Sherry Hogsheads distilled in 1998 and specially selected by James MacTaggart under the careful supervision of Ruaraidh. After 12 years of maturation this expression of Arran is rich & warming with a delightful complexity.
Limited Edition of 6,000 bottles worldwide
22 Ex-Olorosso Sherry Hogsheads
Bottled at 46% abv
Non- Chill Filtered
No Added Colouring
Nose: A fresh aroma with notes of toasted oak, treacle-toffee & orange zest.
Palate: Full-bodied and buttery with an initial rush of vanilla essence and Demerara sugar. The sweet character subsides leaving cocoa powder and cardamom seeds.
Finish: Malty & smooth with voluptuous spice.