The Schtick: This is a private cask of Arran spirit that was bottled by Arran for Specs in Texas. It is matured in a first fill sherry cask.
ABV: 53.7% ABV
Age: 13 Years
Nose: Sour fruits, dirty earthiness and wine. Sweet fake sugar, some oak and pepper. Sherry is super apparent, dominating the nose.
Taste: Sweet caramel and cream. Oak and pepper, sour lactic fruits, mildly bitter. Medium mouth feel, a good bit of heat for the proof. Pepper, faint tobacco, more sour grapes.
Finish: Short to medium in length, a bit of heat. Dirty, wine-y and earthy. Lots of pepper and tobacco, a plastic-y bitterness.
Overall: I’m sad to say that I’m not a fan of this one at all really. It’s disjointed, all over the place as well as hot and bitter. Next time, Arran.
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