ARRAN 25-year-old Rare 45,1%
Arran 25-year-old is to date one of the oldest bottling from the independent distillery on the Isle of Arran to date. This expression was bottled by Hunter Laing for its Old & Rare collection and it is a real aromatic favorite. It was bottled in March 2022 after aging for 25 years (distilled in January 1997) in ex-bourbon barrels. The venerable age of this whiskey is noticeable at every stage of tasting. The series has only 199 bottles,presented in a superb wooden box with a certificate of authenticity.
Colour: Dark gold
Nose: Fresh and aromatic with notes of pine cones and cut grass.
Palate: Dry with menthol and caramelized notes mixed with an incredible touch of blackberry.
Arran, distinguished by its refinements in a wide variety of barrels that have contained wine (from Champagne, Margaux or Marsala), but also eaux-de-vie (cognac, calvados). The distillery also has the particularity of producing whisky made from forgotten barley varieties, as well as a series of vintage single casks often bottled in the cask. Produced on an island to the west of the Scottish mainland, its style resembles that of a Highland whisky.
Hunter Laing is a family-owned independent bottler and now owner of the iconic Greenfield site in Ardnahoe on the Isle of Islay. They work with the best cooperages in Scotland, the United States and Spain. Each cuvée is produced in small batches which are bottled without chill filtration at 46° or coloring in the Glasgow cellars.