The range

Ar4

Islay single malt scotch whisky

The fourth Ar of the series shows off the quality of a single bourbon barrel, and lets the character of the spirit shine. Honeyed fruit meets smoky, spicy charcoal.

  • Core Flavour

    Sweet summer barbecues
  • Cask details

    Distillate from the early 2000s matured in a Bourbon Barrel
  • Strength

    58.1%
  • Distillery

  • Distillery status

    OPEN
  • Approved by

Tasting notes

  • Nose

    Vanilla and thick caramel, dried charcoal and rich dark chocolate.
  • Palate

    Background notes of cocoa powder and chilli spice with vanilla and plum sauce adding weight, and fresh ash and burning kindle wood giving that typical Islay smoke.
  • Finish

    Thick sweet honey and spice mingle with smoke, leaving the impression of a summer barbecue.

Flavour

  • Dark chocolate
  • Honey
  • Vanilla
  • Smoke
  • Cocoa

Ar4 Reviews

  • Not unlike smoked oysters with a little bread and a lot of butter.

    Serge Valentin

  • One for a chilly night at Glastonbury.

    Neil Ridley

  • Intense. Rich oak. Smoky. Phenolic. Tar, liquorice. An earthy touch. Wet straw. Farmyard. A sweeter note on time. Mint toffee. A hint of walnut.

    Martine Nouet

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