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The Arran Malt 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 140 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 140

A journey round Islay, visits to Maker's Mark and Penderyn, and the conclusion to our trip down the Rockies

 

The Arran Malt 18 Years Old

Brand
The Arran Malt
Expression
18 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Isle of Arran Distillery
Region
Islands
Website
www.arranwhisky.com
Availability
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Chris Goodrum

79
Nose
Full, rich and sherried with hints of earth, brine, dusty peat and plenty of leafy Oloroso. Balanced, with floral barley and honey which can be discerned amongst the coffeed prune and walnut.
Palate
A little homogenous and sherry blanketed. Hints of peat and dark chocolate come through along with a touch of spice and bitterness from the oak.
Finish
Long – a lovely intensity of sherry spices and bitter chocolate.
Comment
It's a pity that the palate didn't display the balance of the nose. Good, clean sherry though.

Joel Harrison

79
Nose
Toffee and vanilla are at the forefront for this direct whisky, with some pork crackling, sea salt and earthy patchouli tones. A hint of red grapes after a while too.
Palate
A big and oily palate which gives cherry cola cubes, liquorice, basil and bitter lemon. There is almost a hops note like a big IPA.
Finish
The bitter hop note works well with the salty-sweetness hidden in the background.
Comment
An oddly balanced whisky which works on some levels but not on others.
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