The sixth batch of Arran 12 Year Old, always bottled at cask strength. It is a combination of first-fill sherry butts, refill sherry hogsheads and first-fill bourbon barrels. Spicy and vanilla-led with the kick that cask-strength whisky gives. The palate is spicy with the fresh fruit from the nose becoming denser and tangier. The finish is long and spicy with nutmeg and orange zest on the tail-end. The Isle of Arran distillery opened in 1995 and has gone on to produce some, frankly, phenomenal whiskies.