- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Harmony Edition Vol. 3
- Sherry Hoggy, French Puncheons,Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 55.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Malt & Music Festival 2020
- Added on
- 06 Aug 2020 3:23 pm by Bindy80
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Whisky Reviews for Arran Malt & Music Festival 2020
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.33 points
- Issue price August 2020: 100.00 GBP
- I was supplied with a small sample from the distillery. The nose is rather dry with lots of alcohol coming through. Very intensive on the palate - spices, dry white wine, some citrusy notes. Long finish, which lingers around in your mouth for some minutes. I dont like the nose and the palate very much. In my opinion it would have done well in the cask for some more years. But I do like aftertaste.
Very direct nose, something artificially fruity-sweet ... Nothing elegant or even complex.
Does what it should, a good malt, beautiful composition. As I said, a rather "modern" malt, which, due to its barrel composition, may be more reminiscent of a fresh finish than of a "full maturation".
Certainly an option for fans of fruity fruit gum malts - but only at the issue price ...
Medium length without new moments ..
Overall, a very direct sweet malt, to chew away easily ...
- A youthful Arran who comes across as relatively dignified.
Fruit syrup, yellow and red gummy bears, pineapple candy, as well as spicy-fresh coastal aromas with pine resin. Straightforward, but good at it.
A bit racy and artificial, but many of the delicious aromas from the nose are carried on, even if not very complex.
With a little water it wins and becomes a little more harmonious and caramelized.
Tannic and gone relatively quickly.
With a little water, the citrus-heavy distillery character becomes more apparent.
- Oily, but the legs are of medium thickness. Bourbon expression is perfectly revealed with water.
But the whisky was not surprising, I expected more from the festival release.
N16 T24 F22 B24
Arran Standard Minerality
sweet and sour
passion fruit sweetness
sourness of barberry
water greatly enhances tropical fruits and all their sweetness
pretty doped up
- The nose is something very arbitrary.
Appears quite young, then stronger in the mouth with a little spice from the barrel and the finish is comparatively long.