Arran 2000 (G&M)
An Arran from Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range. Distilled in 2000, it was bottled in 2013 following a maturation period spent in refill bourbon casks.
If some whiskies are referred to as "sherry bombs", this one is a citrus bomb. There are undertones of sherbert, vanilla and tropical fruits to this whisky but the main aroma on the nose and flavour on the palate is lemon zest, lemon juice and lemons. I have had several Arran's and I have rated them very highly but I consider this one the best.
14th January 2014