Isle of Arran Sauternes Cask Scotch

Isle of Arran Sauternes Cask Scotch

Item # 37385 750mL
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50.00%
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Tasting Notes

From the beginning this has been one of our favorite creations from this island distillery. Like the legendary wine whose used casks are employed to finish this whisky, this spirit is rich, decadent, at once easy to enjoy and layered with intriguing flavors. Notes include dried orchard fruits, orange blossom honey, toasted coconut, milk chocolate and cinnamon. Bottled at 100 proof, un-chill filtered and with only natural color lent from the time spent in casks, The Arran really delivers the goods here.


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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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