- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Madeira Wine Cask Finish
- Number of bottles
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 06 Feb 2009 9:26 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Arran Madeira Finish
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.82 points
- Very tasty, easy to drink fruit, has a bit of all.
Full apple, raisins, fruit cake, round, mint, pear
Full but without alcohol, nice orange with shell, creamy, oak with cinnamon, toffee, honey, apricot, apples, nicely balanced
With water: more apple and grapes in the taste and nose, in addition more citrus, still full
Warm, lots of fruit with a dusty-spicy oak and a clear zitus
- The smell was great, the rest lagging slightly (much more). Maybe I'll get a little bit of alcohol, it's enough to overpower other ingredients
Rounded full smell - red apples, peaches, honey, malt, little wax, furniture polish and a little cinnamon
The flavor is more woody and suffers from spitting alcohol - the fruit is poured with honey in combination with caramel, salt and spices
In reverberation woodiness, honey, bitterness, quite a lot of salt and again alcohol - the reverberation is long enough, but not quite pleasant
Generous dose of orange mixed spices. Honey and spicy chili flakes,
drift of sea breeze with hidden deep medical oilment notes.
P- Sweet, raisin, bread-y and marmalade. Chewy wood.
F- Medium. Pleasantly rough, spicy and warming.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
- Busy thing! Arran has bravely overcome the dry spell of her young distillery with special finishes, though sometimes criticized for this practice. But now there are wonderful up to 18-year-old bottles, the former finishing editions, which were trying to refine the young brew, may now be judged "neutral". And this little guy here is just a little too hearty. Although I really hate to add water to the distillery specification> I need a hefty grant to make the whole thing into an edible drum ...
Rubber seal of a jar, mint, almonds, pears
slight bitterness, oily, on the edge of the tongue lurks the alcohol
alcoholized fruit trees, pears, almonds, bitter orange jam, then oak and even some caramel
- Tasting Notes:
Nose: Rich fruitcake & marmalade on toast
Palate: Rich, oily and sweet. A bite of bitter orange cuts through the sweetness to give a pleasing balance to proceedings.
Finish: Full-bodied and tangy with a lingering touch of citrus
- Very pleasant Arran. Madeira finish works with this malt almost as good as Calvados ;)
Typical Arran apples, sultana rasins, apple pie, delicate
Taste matches the nose initially, quite sweet at first, it becomes more bitter after third sip and wood starts to show up. Something is fighting in here, sugary apple sweetnes and bitternes of the wood. Apple tarts are coming through finaly and kill the bitterness. Some apricot jam comes out.
Surprisingly nice and warming, it disapears quickly.