The Arran Port Cask Finish Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Arran Single Malt Whisky is made exclusively from unpeated Scottish barley, which is malted and then fermented using a proprietary strain of yeast. Once the barley has been fermented, the wash is distilled twice — first through Arran's copper-pot wash still and then again through Arran's copper-pot spirit still. The stills were custom designed, says MacTaggart, and "shaped to allow the lighter vapors to come up through the stills." As a result, Arran Single Malt Scotch Whisky has an appreciably softer and more delicate flavor profile as compared to other Scotch whiskies.
Arran Single Malt Whisky Port Cask Finish was matured for approximately eight years in traditional oak casks. Following its initial beauty rest, the whisky was finished in used Port casks sourced from Portugal. Much as with Arran Sauternes Cask Finish, the whisky was closely monitored by Arran's master distiller in order to ensure that the whisky was well-balanced yet bold.