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Launched in 2019, Lochranza Castle is the second limited edition release in Arran's Explorer Series, celebrating the beauty and diversity of nature on the Isle of Arran with each edition. Lochranza Castle was originally built as a medieval hall-house in the 1200s and today stands proudly as a focal point of the village. Matured in sherry hogsheads and finished in Amontillado sherry casks sourced directly from Bodegas Tradicion in Jerez De La Frontera, Spain. Only 9,000 bottles were produced. Bottled at 47.2%. (Bottle size 750ml)
Nose: Rich, layered and complex. Caramelised almonds and chocolate covered crystallised ginger dovetail with deep aromas of dried apricots and caramelised brown sugar. Dusty smells of the dunnage warehouse abound.
Palate: Bright and mouth coating, showing notes of honeycomb and salted caramel. Herbaceous accents offset the orchard fruit which comes to the fore to display the ever-present Arran house style.
Finish: Enigmatic, developing toward Assam tea and subtle cigar smoke. A resurgence of freshness completes the circle.