.arbikie – new make single malt

During our visit to the Arbikie single estate distillery, we cheekily asked and received a small sample of their new make single malt spirit, to take with us and make a proper note.

74.6% abv, €not for sale
single malt, new make spirit, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: fruity, malty, sweet, vanilla, chocolate chip cookie dough
Palate: hot (obviously), malty, sweet, creamy vanilla, milk chocolate
Finish: long, warm, creamy, malty, milk chocolate
Mark: +++++
Conclusion: I am amazed as to how much flavours the spirit already has from itself. Diluted, there is almost a note as if I get an oaky vanilla from wood maturation, which is definitely not the case. A creamy, sweet spirit which, with proper maturation, will grow into a fine whisky, I am sure.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s