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Although this is a Sherry Hogshead matured whisky, we believe it to be an American oak hoggie based on its colour and profile. One of two single cask, cask strength 20 year old Arrans, bottled exclusively for KWM in 2017. The whiskies are the oldest Arrans yet to come to Canada! Bottled at a cask strength of 52.5% after maturing in a sherry hogshead filled on 12/08/1996 and bottled 05/04/2017.
Andrew's Tasting Note
Nose: bright, floral and citrussy; lemon slices, peeled orange and tangerines; cinnamon spiced honey butter and soft leather leads to apricots and dried dark fruits; all along there is a creamy base with bright floral top notes.
Palate: very honeyed: liquid, honey butter and honey sticks; more orange and tangerines, big juicy citrus tones and a base of creamy, floral vanilla bean (American oak?); chewy with sweet waxy Starburst fruit candies and a touch of darker dried fruits; more dried apricot and soft silky leather; some gentle earthy tones and soft leather hinting at sherry seasoning and dunnage warehouse maturation.
Finish: long, sweet, coating and citrussy with more bright floral tones and all kinds of honey.
Comment: despite its age which has given it a silky backbone, this malt is still bright, fresh and layered; it is to borrow a phrase, eminently quaffable; perhaps dangerously so!
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