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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ISLE OF ARRAN DISTILLERS
Golden light amber colour. Honeyed, faintly peppery, plum-caramel nose with some mineral notes. Bright, medium bodied, slightly spicy, faintly peppery, plum-caramel flavours with a lingering, crisp finish. With an area of only 432 square kilometres (167 sq. miles) it is the seventh largest Scottish island. Has 52.9% alcohol and is not quite up to when it last appeared in Vintages (***) with 54.1% alcohol on January 5, 2013 at $75.95 and was Recommended Best Buy. CSPC 299321
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Vin Glo
Country Scotland
Rating ***(92 points)
Harmonious Caramel-Plum Puree
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
Arran is one of the youngest single malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. It was founded by an independent group called the Isle of Arran Distillers Limited in 1993 and production began in 1995, using as many traditional techniques as possible ... Arran are continuing to release some very interesting single malt whiskies and to push boundaries - we look forward to whatever is next on the horizon. (Matt Chambers, whiskyforeveryone.blogspot.ca, Oct. 14, 2011) TASTING NOTE: Appearance: Clear, pale amber with yellow gold highlights. Aroma: Pungent, delicately spiced baked apple and pear nose with light sherry, faint citrus, ripe peach skin and toasted oak. Taste: (diluted to approx. 43%) Powerful, tightly integrated and lightly fruity, spicy palate with buttery dry lightly smoked oak, burnt toast and more subtle flavours of leather, cinnamon and lemon zest. Aftertaste: Lengthy, smoked crispy bacon and spice finish turning salty. Score - 4.5 (out of 5) (diffordsguide.com, July 5, 2012) Price $ 97.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 9, 2016
Cases bought 80 (6 bottles per case)

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