Our Edition 8 is a 7 year old single cask Arran non chill filtered, which has spent its life in a Yalumba Viognier white wine cask on the Isle of Arran. With only 48 bottles produced at 60.4% this is a very unique and limited single malt, what further adds to its uniqueness is that the tasting notes where also written by Jim McEwan who describes its taste as…
Colour – Pure Gold with a clover hue
Aromas – Seems more mature than 7 y/o on the elegant wine like nose. Lots of plump soft grapes sweet and succulent encased in the heart of the spirit and as it opens the nuttiness of the oak develops and together with the toasted sweetness of the malted barley it seems more like a 12 year old.
Taste – On the palate it’s the quality of the distillate that emerges and together with the oak guides the taste buds into a creme caramel flavour which provides a stage on which the wine influence steals the show. This crispy sweet ambrosial malt delivers in a big way on the palate in harmony with oak, vanilla, plump ripe grapes all held in a cradle of fine oak.
For one so young the spirit is enjoying its time in this Yalumba cask. Young love, innocent and pure!