Fercullen 14 Year Old Single Malt Irish Whiskey 70cl
To achieve this rich partnership, our traditional Arran Single Malt is matured in oak casks for eight years and is then ‘finished’ in a selection of Sauternes wine casks.
These Bordeaux sweet white wine casks are specifically selected by our Master Distiller from a talented small producer to ensure the notes from both wine and whisky make the perfect marriage. If you’re looking for something that shows off the sweeter side of Arran Single Malt, this is perfect choice for you. It pairs beautifully with a creamy toffee or fudge based pudding.
Arran Sauternes 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 Sauternes wine.
Sauternes wine is a sweet dessert wine produced in the Sauternes region of Bordeaux, France. It is made from grapes affected by noble rot, a beneficial fungus that concentrates the sugars and flavors in the grapes, resulting in a luscious and honeyed wine. The Sauternes 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 Sauternes casks, imparting notes of honey, apricot, tropical fruits, and a delicate sweetness. This secondary maturation adds complexity and depth to the original flavors of the Arran whisky, resulting in a unique and flavorful expression.
Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Whisky is often described as having a rich and indulgent character. It showcases a combination of fruity and dessert-like flavors, with hints of vanilla, citrus, and a velvety mouthfeel. The influence of the Sauternes casks creates a harmonious balance between the sweetness and the whisky’s natural characteristics.
Each batch of Arran Sauternes Cask Finish may exhibit slight variations in flavor and profile due to the nature of cask finishing and the individual casks used. This adds an element of exploration and appreciation for whisky enthusiasts.
Arran Sauternes Cask Finish is typically enjoyed neat or with a splash of water to fully experience its aromas and flavors. It pairs well with desserts, fruits, and cheeses, complementing the whisky’s sweetness and enhancing the overall tasting experience.
The production of Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Whisky adheres to the regulations and quality standards set by the Scotch Whisky Association. It is aged for a minimum of three years in Scotland and usually bottled at a strength of 50% ABV (alcohol by volume) or higher.
In summary, Arran Sauternes Cask Finish Whisky is a single malt Scotch whisky that undergoes a finishing period in casks previously used for Sauternes wine maturation. It combines the original flavors of Arran whisky with the influence of the Sauternes casks, resulting in a rich and indulgent expression. With its fruity and dessert-like profile, Arran Sauternes Cask Finish offers a unique and enjoyable whisky experience for enthusiasts and those who appreciate a touch of sweetness in their drams.
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