Whisky Review: SMWS 121.61 Arran “Pulled pork with chocolate mousse”

Style: Sherry and Spicy

Juicy dried figs with sublime chocolate mousse (as the name has suggested) filling. Dark prunes with slight tartness. Ginger shreds and meaty notes swept under, blueberry jam beaming beautifully.

Scintillating sherry notes with robust spice. Chocolate strawberry jam, honey figs, red fruits cake dominates the palate. The sweetness goes on with black currants, icing sugar and sided with a nice peppermint pinch. Malty notes slowly surface and the texture is exquisitely softly and oily.

Cranberries, milk chocolate, sweet raisins with light spices flickering gently at the back.

A very beautiful sherried Arran. Admirable complexity within the sherry – multi-layering of red fruits, sublime balance between sweetness and dryness and the great composure. Must-try dram for sherry fans who can take on cask strengths whiskies. I have the urge to give ☆☆ but maybe I will settle with an informal 1.5☆?

☆ [Recommended]

[61.1% • 2012 Bottled • 2002 Distilled • Independent Bottling • Single Cask • Cask Strength • Non Coloured • Non Chill Filtered • 639 Bottles • Aged 10 Years • Refill Sherry Butt Matured]