Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland
For today, we are looking at a special bottling of the distillery of the island ofArran, the Devil 's Punch Bowl Chapter 3.
As a conclusion to a trilogy of infernal inspiration, this edition is called The Fiendish Finale (the evil final). It is bottled cask strength and is composed of a large range of barrels, including 8 sherry butts, 8 French oak barrels and 5 bourbon barrels.
As the French novelist and essayist Paul Guth (1910-1997) said so well:
Imprudents even ditched their bra, forgetting that breasts also obey gravity.
Slightly rosy amber.
Grilled malt delicately smoked. Sherry spike with red fruits and grapes.
Vanilla, caramel and berries. Spices on fire of the cask strength. Beautiful sherry influence.
Long, spicy and warm on red and black licorice accents. Red fruits and leather smoke.
A good dram, especially at this level of alcohol. Devilishly good, but not divine.