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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer THE ARRAN MALT
Bright light gold colour. Intense, very slightly peppery, warm plum-caramel, vanilla-wafer nose. Very dry, medium bodied, quite harmonious, intense, plum-caramel-vanilla flavours with a lingering, somewhat peppery, bright, spicy, tangy finish. Has 50% alcohol. Last appeared in Vintages (***) with 90-points on August 20, 2016 at $93.95 and was an Explorer Selection. CSPC 291302
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Vin Glo
Country Scotland
Rating ***(90 points)
Intense, Peppery, Bright
LCBO Note Status
TASTING NOTE: There are few independent distilleries left in Scotland. Isle of Arran is among them. That freedom from corporate control may be a reason it can bottle a large variety of styles. This is one of my favourites. After a long maturation period in standard casks, the spirit spends an additional brief period in wood that once contained Sauternes dessert wine from Bordeaux. The wine-infused casks lend fruit and honey and a sweet entry to this robust, 50-per-cent whisky. But the complexity builds to include strong notes of cereal, soda bread, hay, vanilla and nuts. Score - 92 (Beppi Crosariol, theglobeandmail.com, June 19, 2017) Price $ 88.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - October 27, 2018
Cases bought 79 (6 bottles per case)

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