Single Malt

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 188
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Brand: Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.
Expression: Single Malt
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Lowland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Leather polish and an oily mechanical note. New York Cheesecake, with a crumbly biscuit base, then tarragon and lemon zest.
Palate: More of that old rich leathery note, followed by lemon cream cheese frosting on top of a vanilla cupcake. Herbal hints and a slight salinity, through to caramel.
Finish: Oily mechanical note continues through to a zingy hint on the long finish.
Comment: This certainly packs a punch, and although there is one big note, it is beautifully balanced out by complexity.
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Wood smoke, satsuma peel, poached pears, coal dust and Greek yoghurt. Some green notes of cucumber and Granny Smith apple. Wholemeal bread, lime zest and beeswax, too.
Palate: Medium. Lots of smoke, with an ashy note – like ash-rolled soft cheese. Vanilla soft-scoop ice cream and some pear drop. Ginger heat intensifies with time.
Finish: Most flavours fade quickly, though the smoked fruit lingers.
Comment: Smoky and a touch hot, but pleasantly spirit-forward.
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