- 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
33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.82 points
- Tasted at the Whisky Show, Budapest 2018.10.27.
- I'm a fan of Arran. So the rehearsal was a must!
With these key data, not too much should go wrong.
It starts out fruity on the nose. It smells like a bourbon sherry whisky should smell. Honey-soft raisins with a little exotic fruit and everything underlaid with fine vanilla.
Very full and strong in the mouth. Now he's showing his age. Peppery vanilla with a malty load of spices. Good barrel selection! Always sweet, then sour to umami and spicy, ... everything looks very pleasant and complex, wow.
Medium to long with a full body but only slightly spiciness, it always remains vanilla sweet and then slowly fades away warming. Good 20s, ... he deserves respect! I can only decide whether it is worth the price when I have more samples to test.
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
- Nose comes with berries, dry sherry, dry dusty fruits, apple pie, berries cake, field flowers, sweetly floral. Taste is calm and echoes nose. Finish is explosive, echoes nose adding delicate and sweet citruses.
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.