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THE ARRAN MALT AMARONE CASK FINISH ISLE OF ARRAN SINGLE MALT Isle of Arran Single Malt
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ISLE OF ARRAN DISTILLERS
Bright light pink-salmon-amber colour. Intense, spicy, faintly honeyed, somewhat peppery, ripe plum-caramel nose. Very dry, medium-full bodied, very peppery, intense, quite well structured, bright, dried plum flavours with a lingering, caramel finish. Not my style. Has 50% alcohol. Last appeared in Vintages (**+) on January 18, 2014 at $81.95 and was Recommended. CSPC 50070
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Vin Glo
Country Scotland
Region
Rating **/**+(88 points)
Somewhat Peppery, Intense, Spicy
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: The buzzing black peppers leave you in no doubt what is to follow. As does the stunning clarity of the grape and crisp, business-like manner of the barley: stirring! and so it is played out on the palate: the grape is juicy and sweet, the barley is firm and forms the perfect skeleton, the spices pop busily around the palate. No great age evident, but the oak also chimes in with a few choice cocoa notes; a shard of bitterness, but nothing which subtracts from the gloss; as cask finishes go, this one is just about perfect. Score - 94.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2013) Price $ 79.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 10, 2015
Cases bought 169 (6 bottles per case)

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