Lochranza Castle is the second volume in the Explorers Series from Arran. The Arran Explorers Series is a collection of Limited Edition expressions of The Arran Single Malt. Each edition is celebrates and showcases the outstanding scenic beauty and diversity of nature on The Isle of Arran.
On the nose this is rich, layered and comples. Caramelised almonds and chocolate covered crystallised ginger dovetail with deep aromas of dried apricots and carameised brown sugar. Underlying this there are dusty smells of the dunnage warehouse. On the palate it is bright and coats the mouth great, showcasing notes of honeycomb and salted caramel. Herby notes offset the orchard fruit which come to the front to display the classic Arran house style. The finish is enigmatic, developing toward Assam tea and subtle cigar smoke. A resurgance of freshness completes this journey to a full circle.
On the norther coast of The Isle of Arran, the visitor will enter the pictureesque village of Lochranza, home of The Arran Single Malt. Stretching across the wide bay in the middle of the village lies a short peninsula upon which Lochranza Castle strikes a solitary figure across the landscape. A rare sight, it was originally built as a medieval hall-house in the 1200's and today stands proudly as a focal point of the village. Stags roam freely and the natural amphitheatre of the hills provides a stunning backdrop for this ancient ruin, sparking the imagination of the visitor and creating a sense of the history of this tranquil coastal village.
Stored in sherry hogsheads - Amontillado sherry. Aged for 21 years. Bottled at 47.2%
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