A year ago we came together to enjoy an Arran Vertical – 14 year 46%, 18 year 46%, 23 year (1996/2020) Sherry Hogshead Cask No 436, 52.6%.
It was so enjoyable that our London-based whisky explorer went on a bit of an Arran purchasing spree – delighting in their cask finishes series. Confidently we thought we could easily acquire another bottle or two… until we realized our favorites from the Cask Finish series disappeared from Arran’s online shop! And then also from most UK distributors! Thankfully they are still available in Germany… but likely not for much longer.
For now, we can still enjoy this quartet of:
- Arran Sauternes Finish 50% – A sweet delight with substance
- Arran Amarone Finish 50% – A Turkish delight!
- Arran Sherry Finish 55.8% – Rich intense sherry
- Arran Port Finish 50% – Heavy dark fruits, bold and brilliant
Currently, only The Bodega remains readily available. However hopefully it is simply a matter of time for the Amarone and Sauternes Casks to return to production.
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