The Arran Malt, Smugglers’ Series
The Arran Malt Smugglers’ Series Vol.1 The Illicit Stills 56.4%
Nose: Big and rich. Lots of dried dark fruits at first with lighter dried fruits like currents and apricots follow on. Slightly coastal but fleeting. Some honeysuckle floral notes sweeten the oak and spice.
Palate: Lots of fresh plumbs and Christmas spices. Rich and full. The peat builds up but takes its time. Spices really come through well.
Finish: Dry and spicy with lot of smoke. Very well integrated oaky dryness right at the end.