Arran have experimented with a huge range of finishes, including port, champagne, various dry and sweet wines and rum. Like all true experimentation, there have been hits and misses. We think the Amarone is a definite hit. Amarone della Valpolicella is an Italian full bodied dry red wine and this Arran has definitely benefited from a few months in an Amarone cask, although it has turned it a rather unusual pink!
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Sour redcurrants, fresh raspberry and meringue, light wood spice.
Palate: Soft, sweet and spicy, rose wine, blackberries, Turkish delight, fresh red fruits, rose petals.
Retails for around £40