Arran Premium Bourbon Single Cask (Cask 2096), 52%

Price: $130 Issue: Spring 2013 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This U.S.-exclusive Premium Bourbon Single cask #2096 contrasts nicely with its sherry cask-matured sibling, and offers vanilla, cocoa powder, malt extract, ripe bananas, and spicy sultanas on the nose. The palate is smooth and spicy, with ginger snaps and developing butteriness. The finish is medium to long, with chili notes and citrus fruits at the last.