- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Quarter Cask
- Batch 4
- Number of bottles
- 53.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 01 05 18
- Added on
- 29 May 2018 9:13 pm by CortheFarmer
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Whisky Reviews for Arran The Bothy - Quarter Cask
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.91 points
- Not much to add to Thermidor. A sweet grainy whisky with a citric finish (reduced). I prefer the 10 year old.
- A decent recipe for making young whisky drinkable, but IMHO it's getting uncomfortably close to being a bourbon.
It's young and closed up, desperately needing water to cut some of its sharpness, but it's instantly recognizable as Arran because of that caramel / russian candy note. A sweet, gentle smoke (Ritmeester Sweets), and some dried barley. Water brings up a certain coastal saltiness, like Bunna or Clyne. It also pushes a lot of bourbon and grain whisky-like notes to the fore.
Neat it's just too young and strong to leave much of an impression. Water helps a lot with the body, and releases all those ex-bourbon tastes, with lots of corn sweetness (some Maker's Mark or Buffalo Trace type things), and a youthful grain side to it as well. It's simple and very "craft", but it does its job, and has no off notes.
Water makes it lasting but not very strong. Without it there barely is a finish. Mostly on high-corn grain, with a slightly bitterish, reedy tail.
- Not bad at all!!
Soapy, perfumy, american oak (coconut) (Reduced: more floral notes like a florist)
Creamy, peppery, sweet, spicy, drying (Reduced: more flavor with floral notes)
Grassy, warm and drying
- Extremely smooth dram with predominant scent of yellow lemon.
Great value for money