Review: The Arran Marsala Cask Finish

The Arran Marsala Cask Finish: excellent cask selection and a high ABV has resulted in a complex and robust single malt with a bit of a kick.

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The Arran Marsala Cask Finish
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The Arran Marsala Cask Finish is a no age statement single malt matured in ex-bourbon casks and finished in ex-Marsala wine casks from Sicily. This expression is non-chill filtered and bottled at 50% ABV with no artificial colouring added. The average price of this bottle is around $60.

On the nose: strong vanilla and caramel notes, orange peel, ginger bread, pears, sweet coffee and roasted almonds. A very fine and complex nose.

On the palate: The higher ABV is showing on the palate. This is a spicy one! There's ginger, nutmeg and cloves. Almonds. Bitter orange. Espresso and grapefruit.

Finish: Medium-long with ginger and berries.

Overall: Sweet, creamy and strong. The Arran has used very high quality casks for this expression and it has really paid off. We liked it very much.

The Arran Marsala Cask Finish bottle
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Region
Distillery
Bottle size

70cl

Average price
$60
Age
No Age Statement Spirit
ABV

50%

Filteration
Spirit coloring
Natural Colour
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