Isle of Arran Distillery
The spirit is still coming together. Would have been best kept in the cask for a few more years.
Douglas McGibbon & Co
8 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Islands (Non Islay)
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.
Comment: The spirit is still coming together. Would have been best kept in the cask for a few more years.
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.
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