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[13 Apr 2014 | 2 Comments | 534 views]
Almost Legal : The Arran malt turns 17  – review

Some whiskies shine at a young age, and some shine after quite a few years of maturation. Arran whisky seems to really benefit from longer periods of maturation and since Arran is quite a young distillery, It’s been a pleasure trying their whisky over the few recent years, and It just keeps on getting better. I loved the 14 year …

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[12 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 1,210 views]
Tasting The Arran Millennium Casks

Two weeks ago The Arran Whisky distillery has unveiled a new Charity whisky, which was produced on a very special date: 31st of December 1999. What is also special about this whisky is that it’s intended for charity: and a donation out of each bottle sold of those 7,800 bottles will go to the Arran Trust,a conservation charity which funds …

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[29 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 978 views]
Sweet 16 Arran style

I love British films almost as much as I love whisky, and when I read about the Arran malt releasing their first EVER 16 year old (OB), Immediately this movie by the genius Ken Loach came into mind. It’s brilliant, so if you haven’t yet checked it out, go and do yourself a favour. pour a dram and watch this …

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[10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 878 views]
Arran – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

The Chaps at Master of malt, do not rest on their laurels (they have won quite a few awards recently)  and are hard at work, releasing more single casks and Boutique-y batches (expect a few notes in the coming weeks or so).
Arran – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) , 49.10%,£43.95
Nose: Lovely wood influence here, lots of oak , …

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[21 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,039 views]
Arran The Eagle

I have been wanting to try this one for ages, and thanks to my mate Dave (check his blog) I got a wee sample just the other week.This whisky was drawn from a combination of 14 bourbon barrels and 7 sherry Hogsheads, all selected by Master Distiller James MacTaggart from the 1999 distillation. The Arran Eagle has been named after …

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[26 Feb 2013 | One Comment | 928 views]
Arran 16 Year Old – Single Cask (Master of Malt)

Not all single casks are created equal, and although most of this batch of single casks from MoM were really good (with some excellent ones as well), here is an example of one that IMHO missed a little. The relatively Isle of Arran produced some fine malt, and I have previously reviewed both OBs and single casks which were rather …

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[28 Jan 2013 | No Comment | 1,179 views]
Tasting ‘Single Cask Nation’ Arran  1999 12yo

Time for the third tasting notes from the first batch of Single Cask nation, after a very nice start with the Kilchoman and the BenRiach which left me wanting more. The Isle of Arran distillery is shaping up to be one of the better new distilleries, and although i think their malt profile shines out when aged in Bourbon casks, …

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[24 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 1,375 views]
Arran 14–The Maltman

Last week I reviewed a nice Bowmore 21 from this label, and today a younger 14 year old arran. I have tasted quite a few arrans in recent months, and found that the older they are the better i like them (see this Arran vertical from quite some time ago.) So , at 14 i was looking forward to a …

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[2 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 1,868 views]
Tasting The Arran Malt Orkney Bere

Orkney? Bere? In an Arran island malt? how come? I bet you are asking yourselves the same questions. So a little explaining is needed here:  Bere is Scotland’s oldest cultivated barley and was commonly used until the 20th century for the production of whisky. This Single Malt Scotch whisky was produced in 2004 as a collaboration between the Agronomy Institute …

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[24 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,278 views]
Tasting Isle of Arran Burn’s Malt

Long time since I featured an Isle of Arran whisky , and it’s about time I tried a wee dram from that lovely distillery. I was very glad to get a wee sample ,this time a NAS Bottled under the Robert Burns label, this edition of the Arran Single Malt has
been  created by combining different ages.
The use of mainly American …