.the arran – 16yo

46% abv, €60, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural color

Nose: sweet, vanilla, gentle, fresh, toffee, beeswax, fresh fruits, red berries, blueberries, blackberries, warm, wood, oak, warm, herbal, citrus, hay, tropical fruits, pineapple, limes
Palate: sweet, vanilla, medium-dry, stewed pear, fruits, melon, spicy, caramel, citrus, lemons, limes, grapefruits, orange peel dipped in chocolate, white chocolate, green herbs, basil, oregano and thyme, sour white grapes, raisins, white pepper, honey, tropical fruits, sweet ripe pineapple
Finish: vanilla, medium dry, medium long, white chocolate, thyme, sweet, raisins, fruitbowl, tropical fruits, pineapple, floral, honey
Mark: ++++/+

Conclusion: well balanced, awesome

More info: this is an in-between-er, since the distillery is aiming to have an 18yo in their standard line next to the 10 and 14 year old expressions. Only 9000 bottles have been produced.

Tasted at the Arran distillery, as part of tasting flight #3: Arran malts limited edition, retasted as part of the Gold tour. Do not drink tea before tasting whisky, it fucks with the palate. A possible re-retaste coming up, since we are one of the lucky few that actually have purchased a bottle.

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