Arran 1997 21 Year Old Hunter Laing / Old Malt Cask 20th Anniversary. An independently bottle single cask Arran, distilled in February 1997 and bottled in August 2018.
The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. It was launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead. This resurrection of the older label style celebrates the 20th anniversary of the brand.
Nose: Pineapple and treacle, with a little sponge cake in support (sounds like a tasty pudding...).
Palate: More pineapple, though now it's been coated in sugar and roasted. Dried barley and a hint of toasted oak follow on.
Finish: Lemon peel, sultana, almond and cherry bakewell tart.