- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Explorers Series - Volume 1
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Bourbon , Sherry Hogsheads and Oloroso Butt
- Number of bottles
- 49.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 28 Jun 2018 12:16 pm by holborndrinker
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Whisky Reviews for Arran Brodick Bay
30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 points
- Tasted at the Whisky Show, Budapest 2018.10.27.
Very nice and fruity aromas, quite sweet and exotic. Peaches mango, etc. The alcohol is barely noticeable
Dried fruit, light acid and then the chile catch, all very harmonious and also fruity, the age is here to advantage and binds the barrel very nicely
Here, the Ollorosso ripening dominates, very full of good body and extremely long finish he comes. He warms and just asks for more!
- definitely a good malt - personally, the style is not so, because he can not decide between his Vattinganteilen and I lack a certain clarity.
Without the extreme fleshy notes in my nose, I would have given 2 more points - I just do not like whisky smelling of Sunday roast
first waxy citrus zests, canned fruit cocktail with peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit stew with white peel, freshly cut light wooden strips, crystalline flowers, orange oil, apple juice, green tea, after an hour in the glass it becomes meatier, funds, crispy chicken skin, pork roast with crust - the Nose is very clean, mildly aromatic, very volatile
fruity, creamy, light soap note, fresh wood, sweet and malty - the sherry aromas are more in the background form a backdrop of raisins, dates and orange against the superficial citrus flavors
medium length - fresh, tart, peppery, yeast pastry with salt and sugar crust
- Balance (22,5)
Fine work (90)
Fruit, dry ... soft patent leather and candy ... dried melon, citrus, dusty raisins, dried apricots ... mandarin ... very cool (23)
Fruit, juicy, creamy, dry (22,5)
Sweet, creamy finish ... citruses and tartar, a pinch of hot pepper ... spicy candies ... wax (22)
vanilla and fruits, all very subtle
pepper, vanilla, oak, after a while a bit malty
bit of pepper and vanilla
Pleasantly fruity with peach, apple and raisins. The scent of lemon zest now stands out. Vanilla and a toffee note are added. Finally, I hear a fine wood aroma.
It starts fruity on the palate. I can taste raisins, dates and oranges with a slight acidity. A malty-sweet note then appears. It continues very creamy and spicy with cinnamon and pepper. I find vanilla and oak flavoring in the end.
A medium-long, slightly fruity finish with subtle chocolate and spice notes.
- Compared to the previously tasted 21yo (WID: 122174), the Brodick Bay is somehow less classy and delicate.
Brodick Bay is a little darker. Both the wood and the fruit. Overall, however, somehow less harmonious than the 21yo.
Brodick Bay is certainly not a bad whisky, but I wouldn't buy it. I like the 21yo better.
- Brodick Bay & Lochranza Castle, the first two in a probably 3-part series.
I have to say that Lochranza Castle is much more mature and harmonious, I definitely like it better. The finish in Amontillado barrels brings a very harmonious note.
Brodick Bay has a more youthful character with a rather bitter, tannin-like barrel character.