Spicy, but sweet at the same time - powdered sugar and the spice market ?! Schizophrenic, but tasty. Citrus fruits and apples, slightly waxy. I already understand why a comparison to the Clynelish distillate can be drawn here. Forest honey. So Glenfarclas and Clyelish are having a baby ... little piglets ?!
The alcohol is well integrated, nothing stings, but it is always strong, powerful and nose-filling. More and more sweet over time. I only find typical sherry flavors subtle. Some caramel, leather and a touch of dried fruit. There is also a little salt with it, and then the spices come back (spice mix e.g. herbamare).
It goes back and forth, there is a lot to discover and it's fun.
Massive, the whole mouth is lined - but again with perfectly integrated alcohol. An explosion of aromas, it starts again with tart and spicy aromas, now comes the sherry barrel and shows prunes, raisins and cinnamon. Again leather and dark forest honey. I still like the description of the little piglet. Some citrus fruits in the background, slightly oily, some salt here. Wax less now. Here, too, age plays nicely with the different facets that alternate. Furthermore, tart rather than sweet, cinnamon and dark chocolate come out more clearly.
The tart notes stick to the tongue for a long time. Clear forest honey, sticky but not only sweet but tart and spicy. Cinnamon and leather stay too. Creamy and smooth, the alcohol is also very well integrated here. The tongue tickles something. Now clearly a sherry barrel maturation. A little liquorice at the very end completes the whole thing.
A very tasty malt that connects two worlds and lives up to its age by offering great complexity. I was guided by recommendations and was definitely not disappointed. My first Arran single cask - but a really great one!
N-91, T-91, F-90 for again very tasty 91 points