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[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | 841 views]
The Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength

It’s the Fifth edition of the Peated Machrie Moor by Arran, and this time they have gone one step beyond, and released two versions a regular 46% ABV and a CS one, which I am trying today. I have not tried any of the MM releases since the first (reviewed on the blog here), but I remember feeling it was …

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[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 989 views]
Re-tasting Arran 10 yo (and some New Make)

Almost 3 years ago I sat down to taste a few Arran whiskies, one of which was the 10 year old. I remember I was not a big fan of that expression then, but having re-tasted it a week ago as part of the #ArranWhisky twitter tasting (along with Miss Black’s and the new Devil’s Punchbowl Batch III) , and …

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[10 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | 1,107 views]
Arran Miss Black’s bottle–visitor centre exclusive

Some bottles of whisky are that good, they get snatched off the visitor centre in a flash. This is one example. I heard great stuff about this bottle even before tasting it at the Arran whisky tweet tasting (have you read my notes for the Devil’s Punch Bowl part III from that tasting?), and wanted to check if I can …

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[2 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 2,125 views]
The Devil strikes again : Arran Devil’s punchbowl Chapter III

I’ve been enjoying the drams from the Arran distillery for some time now, they are really making great whisky, aren’t they? Last night they held a twitter tasting featuring four drams (and one new make), one of which was this Expression , the third in the trilogy of Devil’s Punchbowl whiskies.
The Devil’s Punchbowl Series is a trilogy which started in …

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[13 Apr 2014 | 4 Comments | 1,443 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 | One Comment | 1,943 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 | 1,329 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 | 1,147 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 | 1,621 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 | 1,240 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 …