Arran Amarone Cask Finish Old Bottling (70cl, 50%) ***sold***
This is an Arran single malt finished in a Red Wine and Amarone casks. This expression from the Arran distillery carries on the series of various wine cask finishes they continue impress with.
The 2010 released Amarone finish from Arran has a similar style to the brilliant Sassicaia finish. Amarone is dry Italian red made using partially dried Corvina grapes, Rondinella grapes and Molinara.
Although the Isle of Arran was once a hot-bed of distilling activity, there were no distilleries on the island for the majority of the 19th and 20th centuries. Arran distillery opened in 1995, and quickly became a firm favourite. They bottled their first single malt in 1998, a limited edition 3 year old in a glass decanter. Today the distillery also produces a peated single malt called Machrie Moor, and their parent company have opened a second distillery called Lagg on the other side of the island.