.the arran – orkney bere barley

46% abv, €50, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural color

Nose: fresh, sweet, sweet red apples, white eine, green tea, citrus, tangerine, vanilla, banana and hays
Palate: sweet, spicy white pepper, apples, citrus, tangerines, limes, sour white grapes, green tea leaves
Finish: late, spicy, white pepper, vanilla, tealeaves, tannins, medium long, sweet, apples, pears, white grapes
Mark: +++++
Conclusion: not really my cup of tea.
That said, we had a cup of tea before this tasting, so that could explain the tannins and sour tastes. If I meet it again (you are allowed to send me samples), I will try again.

Tasted at the Arran distillery, as part of tasting flight #3: Arran malts limited edition.


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