This Machrie Moor expression is unusual for Arran, in that it is peated. Machrie Moor, on the west coast of the island, is an area of moorland with a plethora of Bronze Age stone circles. One of the stone circles is known as Fingal's Cauldron Seat, where sits a stone with a carved hole. The legendary warrior giant Fingal is said to have tethered his favourite dog Bran to this stone, hence the label.
The Whisky Tasting Club Notes:
Nose: Fruit and nut chocolate, ripe grape, burnt Christmas cake, mock cream, liquorice sticks
Palate: A luscious and creamy peat much more prominent now with tinned fruits and a smooth liquorice edge.
Retails for around £45