Arran Port Cask Finish
Rich and full bodied, Arran seems to suit red wine, and this Port Cask finish is testament to that. Great maturity and at 50% for additional complexity. This expression was released in 2010.
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For 50% and given the finish I found the Arran disappointingly thin and lacking the body and Rich port influence of the altogether much more wholesome Tomintoul or indeed something like a Quinta Ruban even the benromach which spends much less time in port casks has more guts about it. It's very spirity at 50% and water helps it a little but given its provenance - an island malt finished in port casks at cask strength, its very disapppointing to my palate, very middle of the road and quite dull.
7th April 2015
mr g morris
superb, smooth and very drinkable
18th March 2015
I think maybe One dimensional got a bit confused with this one!!
2nd August 2014
Lots of grapefruit in both smell, taste and finish, not much else
23rd May 2014
Got this as an xmas present, love it, definitely needs a small amount of spring water with this one as it can be a little harsh otherwise. Especially compared to my favorite portwood finish which is the Tomintoul.
2nd January 2013
If you're looking for a full bodied whisky with a lot of layers of flavour, then this is it. The nose is light and fruity; the palate is a little sweet at first with a lot of dried fruit, it continues to a burst of spice from the 50%abv with a bit of salt and spice from the oak. Great whisky to sip on with a touch of water, it becomes very soft.