A little treat tonight is:Arran Cream Sherry, 54.3%, Bottle No. 714 of 800
Very difficult. Perhaps a creamy cognac with a little sherry and overtones of malt all wrapped in a Christmas pudding.Palate:
Oh yes, the cream is there. As is the sherry. One of my first instincts was to say that I made the comment about Christmas pudding on the nose, but without any trace of custard.
Funnily enough, this is so creamy I am very tempted to say that the custard is on the palate. Strange, I always associate vanilla notes with bourbon casks. But this is creamily sweet and almost gives the feeling of custard in texture and flavour. Somewhere in there is a nice whisky too
Every Arran I have tasted has been very different. This is no exception.
With water: The custard and extreme cream has gone, leaving the cognac and whisky, with sherry elements.
The finish is long and very reminiscent of cognac.Overall impression:
Another success from Arran, but for me, preferably without the water, even though it's just over 54%.
I think I'll have another.