In January, a panel of Arran White Stag members gathered in Glasgow to taste five cask samples and without any input from the distillery team the panel chose Cask 97/737; a Sherry Hogshead, which will turn 18 Years Old on May 23rd.
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In addition to selecting the whisky which will become the first whisky chosen by Arran’s online community, the panel’s comments during the selection process will form the official tasting notes for the whisky when it’s released on June 15th.
The tasting notes for Arran’s first White Stag bottling promise an enticing dram: A warm and buttery nose with a subtle pear note, nuances of vanilla, marzipan and apricots lead to a smooth palate of chocolate mousse and toasted marshmallows. With a deep finish of chilli and dark chocolate, this complex sounding dram is said to deliver all the Arran hallmarks of citrus and honey.
The White Stag is an online community open to all lovers of the Isle of Arran’s single malts. Free to sign up, it has become a thriving online forum with members travelling across the world to meet up for tastings and events.
In order to get their hands on a bottle of this exclusive release, whisky fans will need to join the White Stag club online where they will find the coupon code needed to complete check out in the Arran whisky shop.
Exclusive to club members, Arran’s first White Stag bottling will be limited to 214 bottles and will retail for £95. For more details visit www.arranwhisky.com
Source: Isle of Arran Distillery