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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1999 SMWS 121.78
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.08 points
- very unusual Arran. but maybe this is a real Arran and all the other are just too much influenced by the casks. I like that unique very spicy aroma. some drops of water and he opens like a flower.
- SMWS Tasting Notes
Colour: Pale mustard
Flavour: Spicy & sweet The nose seemed like an entire meal on one plate – chip shop
wrappers, brown sugar-glazed ham and marmite on toast, followed by syrup
sponge, stewed rhubarb and sticky toffee pudding; mainly sweet and savoury but
with less obvious aromas of grass, gloss paint, car wax, Calmac ferries and
Alpen muesli hiding behind. The palate had the same sweet-savoury duality –
Marshmallows, Danish pastries and vanilla bonbons along-side roast beef gravy
and honey-glazed parsnips – but now its spicy character became agreeably
obvious (cinnamon toast, nutmeg, sweet chilli flavoured crisps). An enjoyable
dram that got our juices flowing and made us feel hungry.
Drinking tip: Perfect whisky to cradle in your mitt while
waiting for the Sunday roast.