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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE ARRAN MALT
Bright light golden yellow colour. Intense, complex, very spicy, vanilla-tinged, burnt toast nose. Dry, medium-full bodied, quite well structured, youthful, somewhat peppery, intense, plum-lemon-cedar flavours with a lingering, high acid, very bright, somewhat spicy, gently toasty, casky finish. Has 53.2% alcohol and is designated as Batch 3. CSPC 568964
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Ste Lar
Country Scotland
Rating ***(91 points)
Rich, Dense, Spicy, Peppery
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: The Isle of Arran Bothy release, according to the distillery, was first matured in first fill, ex-bourbon barrels before being transferred into American oak quarter casks for a minimum of 18 months. This secondary aging is said to have offered greater contact between the whisky and the oak, increasing the maturation process and thus also boosting the flavor. NOSE: A warm and comforting aroma greets the nose. Sandalwood spice and smells of the outdoors; sweet malty barley and damp oak. Aromas of waxy lemons, melting cane sugar and a hint of cocoa promise intense and complex flavours to follow. PALATE: A luscious, sweet mouthfeel adheres to the palate as a kick of red chilli heat arrives and starts to warm. Distillery character shines as fresh pineapple and green apples with stalks attached come to the fore. Toasted brioche and vanilla ice cream give a round quality to this dram. FINISH: A floral note at the start of a finish which lingers on the palate as tangy citrus notes develop to make the mouth water, bringing the flavour full circle; inciting another sweet sip. (Nino Marchetti, thewhiskeywash.com, Nov. 10, 2015) Price $ 89.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - September 15, 2018
Cases bought 100 (6 bottles per case)

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