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Arran has gained age

Postby Ize » Fri Mar 01, 2002 10:07 am

Seems that 5 Y.O. Arran is available on whisky stores. 4 Y.O. was rated on Tasting Room as 7.5 with comments that it's good for its age.

Has anyone tried what has this one year done to its taste? Or should I wait few years more? Image
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Postby Pete Reek » Wed Mar 20, 2002 6:39 am

I recently tried the most recent 43% bottling at a specialist whisky store in London; this certainly seemed to have developed since the original 4yo- less of the youthful, cerealy nose, more rounded, but still with quite a peppery finish.
What I would really recommend is one of the cask strength bottlings.I tried a sample last year at the distillery (that I believe was destined as a single cask bottling to an overseas market)of one of the original 1995 casks.It has apparently been stored high in the warehouse at Lochranza and was remarkably mature for its (6+ years of) age...well worth a try if you can find it!
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Postby Ize » Wed Mar 20, 2002 9:35 am

Thanks Pete for your comment and advice!

I'll try to find cask strength bottlings, although it seems to be quite difficult. At the time I can get my hands on only 43% 5 Y.O. bottling, maybe that would be worth of try too.

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