Arran Single Cask (Bourbon Cask #650)
Added on Friday, Jun 21, 2013 at 05:44 AM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 11 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.60 % Region: Island
  Price: $89 Availability: Specialty Stores

cask 650, bottle 120 of 211

distilled 11.6.98, bottled 11.11.09

Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: Heavy on the creamy vanilla and caramel notes. This smells of American oak and barley with some lemon wax and golden raisins.

 

t: Initial is honeycomb and heather, but the base ingredients really come through here. You can taste the malted barley in the distillate and it marries nicely with the bourbon cask; it's basic and simple but does this very nicely. The high ABV makes it a dense and full-flavour whisky. A little water adds to the sweetness and floral notes, but I prefer the full strength.

 

This is a straight forward, base ingredient malt that really takes to the bourbon cask. The result is creamy vanilla honey with plenty of oak and a nice citrus wax finish that lasts for a very long time. This is good scotch.

 

[B+/A-]

 
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