This sample was provided by fellow Australian blogger Martin from the Time for Whisky blog.
Nose: Wow. Blackberries, hints of banana bread, chocolate here and there, something almost savoury! This has to be sherried, what a nose, incredibly complex.
Palate: Sweet dark berries followed by an unexpected chocolate cream explosion. Quality stuff right here.
Finish: Chocolate, creamy sherry, very clean spirit.. great malty notes on the outset.
Distillery: SMWS 121 (Arran)
Age: 10yr’s Old
Region: Isle of Arran
Cask: Refill Sherry Butt
Limited: One of 639
Distillation Date: 15th July 2002
First Arran whisky I had tried and it did not disappoint. Keen to try the official 10 and 17 year offerings to see how they bench up against this cask from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. This is why I became a member of the SMWS. You get to try single cask whiskies of the highest quality that show you a different take on that distilleries distillate.