The McGibbon's Provenance

The Arran Malt

8 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 42
Specifications
Brand: The Arran Malt, The McGibbon's
Expression: 8 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas McGibbon & Co
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Isle of Arran Distillery, Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Islands (Non Islay), Scotland
Taster   Gavin D. Smith
Nose: Slightly feinty, cereal notes. 'Midget Gems'.
Palate: Quite sweet, with just a hint of oiliness. Weetabix. Perfume - lavender water? Develops, and peaches when reduced.
Finish: Satisfyingly long - the breakfast cereal lingers.
Comment: A delicate but satisfyingly complex dram. Arran has been getting better and better, perhaps this will be the optimum age.
8.5
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Light, intense. Quite tight and grassy with green grape. Still some new make character.
Palate: Light and clean with crisp sweet cereal (Frosties). Middleweight but slightly unformed.
Finish: Short.
Comment: The spirit is still coming together. Would have been best kept in the cask for a few more years.
6.8
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