Arran "The Peated Arran"
Added on Wednesday, Mar 14, 2012 at 10:44 PM
  Bottler: Arran
  Age: 4 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2005 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.70 % Region: Island
  Price: $70 Availability: Wide

Cask 116     253 bottles     Distilled 12-12-2005     Bottled 7-12-2009

Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 

A young whisky, lots of new make with peat and vanilla on the nose.  Charred bacon and spiced peat on the palate with a tart finish.

 

I can really see this turning into something very nice with another 10 years or so.  But for now, its just ok.

Ries
 

n: lemon wax, creamy citrus orange, full ashtray. Smoke is light (like paper smouldering) and has a lot of vanilla wafers and caramel on the nose. 

 

t: follows the nose with the creamy citrus with an oily-waxyness to it. The youthful green grass and sharper notes of alcohol show in the middle. This has a very high ABV so a few drops of water helps calm the brash notes. A good amount of peat smoke flavor in here, but it's very heathery/floral (nothing Islay style). This was an interesting first foray into peat for Arran, would like to taste this at 8 years to mellow it out and coalesce.  [C+/B- ]

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