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Arran 2006 KWM Bourbon Cask #13

Arran 2006 KWM Bourbon Cask #13

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Our 14th Kensington Wine Market exclusive single cask of Arran was distilled in 2006 and matured 13 years in an ex-Bourbon Barrel, cask #2006/13, before bottling at 52.6%! Only 204 bottles are coming from one of the youngest Arran casks we've bottled in years.

Andrew's Tasting Note

Nose: doughy and buttery with a fresh bakery character; candied citrus, honeydew melon and damp malted barley; vanilla icing on white cupcakes and Rogers granulated sugar; dehydrated apple chunks, banana chips and dried apricots. 

Palate: creamy, honeyed and very decadent with bags of fruit; lush with loads of vanilla icing and more decadent bakery tones; French butter croissants and warm shortbread right out of the oven dusted in more Rogers sugar; silky, creamed honey and decadent spices; still fruity, banana split, more dehydrated apple chunks and quince paste; if you are patient it becomes tropical; a subtle oily peat at the end.

Finish: long, decadent and toasty; more creamed honey, vanilla and bakery goods; shortbread dusted in sugar and buttery French crossants; warming, coating and toasty.

Comment: this is a big shift away from our other recent Arran casks; not even a trace of sherry; creamy, decadent and very fruity; so buttery, elegant and fruity; this one is a stunner; this reminds me of Dr. Jane's homemade shortbread right from the oven with her famous whisky icing; I didn’t catch it at first, might have had blinders on, but there is a subtle touch of peat at the back of the palate; was the barrel previously used for peated whisky, or were the stills not thoroughly cleaned after switching off peat? Maybe the distillery was accidentally sent a shipment of lightly peated malt; we will likely never know; regardless, this is a dynamite single cask!

700 ml

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Region: Scotland > Islands
Vintage: 2006

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