Type: Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Islands
Strength: 53.8% alc/vol
Matured in ex-bourbon barrels (various vintages) and finished for 18 months in American oak quarter casks for greater interaction. Bothy harks back to the 18th and 19th centuries on the Isle of Arran when smaller casks were favoured for logistical reasons, whilst delivering gorgeous vanilla and spice flavours. It’s also bottled at a natural cask strength of 53.8% abv without chill-filtration or artificial colouring. 13,800 bottles have been released.
Nose: Exotic fruit, sweet spice, vanilla and oak.
Palate: Intensely fruity with fresh pineapple, tinned peaches and coconut. Brown bread and more rich spice form underneath.
Finish: Waxy lemons and a hint of cacao linger.