Fercullen 14 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 70cl
After initially maturing in traditional oak casks over a number of years, The Arran Single Malt in this bottling was ‘finished’ in a selection of Amarone wine casks. The wine casks used in this bottling were sourced from an artisan producer of Amarone wine in the Veneto region of Italy.
A luxurious Italian wine meets a complex and vibrant Scottish character – there is a lot to love and appreciate about this Single Malt and you will enjoy every dram.
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Arran Amarone Cask Finish Whisky is a special edition single malt Scotch whisky produced by the Arran Distillery on the Isle of Arran, Scotland. It is part of their range of cask-finished expressions, where the whisky undergoes an additional maturation period in casks that previously held Amarone wine.
Amarone wine is a red wine produced in the Veneto region of Italy. It is made from partially dried grapes, resulting in a wine with rich and concentrated flavors. The Amarone casks used for finishing the whisky have previously held this unique wine, allowing the whisky to absorb its distinctive characteristics.
During the finishing period, the whisky interacts with the residual flavors and aromas left in the Amarone casks, infusing the whisky with notes of dark fruits, red berries, raisins, and a touch of sweetness. This secondary maturation imparts a unique twist to the original flavors of the Arran whisky, creating a complex and flavorful expression.
Arran Amarone Cask Finish Whisky is often described as having a deep and luscious character. It showcases a combination of fruity and spiced flavors, with hints of dark chocolate, cinnamon, and a velvety mouthfeel. The Amarone influence adds depth and complexity to the whisky, resulting in a memorable tasting experience.
Each batch of Arran Amarone Cask Finish may have slight variations in flavor and characteristics due to the nature of cask finishing and the individual casks used. This allows for exploration and appreciation of the nuances found in different bottlings.
Like other Arran whiskies, Arran Amarone Cask Finish is typically enjoyed neat or with a splash of water to fully appreciate its aromas and flavors. It pairs well with chocolate, dried fruits, and cheese, complementing the whisky’s richness and enhancing the tasting experience.
The production of Arran Amarone Cask Finish Whisky follows the regulations and quality standards set by the Scotch Whisky Association. It is aged for a minimum of three years in Scotland and typically bottled at a strength of 50% ABV (alcohol by volume) or higher.
In summary, Arran Amarone Cask Finish Whisky is a single malt Scotch whisky that undergoes a finishing period in casks previously used for Amarone wine maturation. It combines the original flavors of Arran whisky with the influence of the Amarone casks, resulting in a deep and complex expression. With its fruity and spiced profile, Arran Amarone Cask Finish offers a distinct and enjoyable whisky experience for enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
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