Arran Bothy Quarter Cask Batch 4 matures initially on first-fill ex-bourbon casks before the switch is made to quarter cask of American oak. The second maturation in small barrels ensures enhanced ripening, because more interaction between the spirit and the wood. Nose: fresh, fruity, vanilla and various herbs. Flavor: apple, barley, tropical fruit and fresh bread. Finish: sweets and spices.