Admiral wrote:I sampled some Arran new make spirit last week! Straight off the stills and into a bottle.
It was deliciously sweet and nutty, very oily and chewy, and - surprisingly - not overly rough considering it hadn't seen the inside of a cask yet.
Add some spirit caramel, and you could have passed it off as a Very Young Arran!!
I haven't tried any matured Arran yet, but all the signals and opinions of others seem to suggest that it will become a well respected malt.
Ganga wrote:I've had a few Arran. Three that stand out to me as being quite good are the Hardy cognac finish, the Whisky Galore 10 yo, and the SMSW 9 yo. The other younger ones needed more time.
Ganga wrote:I keep a spreadsheet that identifies most aspects from the bottling. Included is size of bottle, anything on finishing, bottle number, cask designation, etc. Last check was at about 1030 smsw.