Arran 10 5cl
Officially Launched In 2006, This 10 Year Old Lies At The Heart Of The Isle Of Arran Range And Exudes All The Honeyed Richness We Have Come To Associate With The Island Distillery.
Nose – Sweet Oak And Honey Are Apparent. Hints Of Coconut And Candy Appear With A Dash Of Water Whilst Butterscotch And Liquorice Are Also Evident.
Palate – Crisp And Malty With A Slight Nuttiness.
Finish – Clean And Fresh With A Lingering Creamy Sweetness.
Today The Distillery Is The Only One On Arran. Back In The Early 1800s There Were Many Small Stills To Be Found Across The Island. Not All Of Them Were Legal, But All Made Superlative Spirit.
Bowmore 15 Darkest
This 15-Year-Old Single Malt, Which Spends Its Final Three Years In Oloroso Sherry Casks, Is Elegantly Balanced Between This Sherry Influence And The Distillery’s Fruit And Peat Characteristics – Including A Siren-Like Whisper Of Tropical Fruit That Will Delight Fans Of Older-Style Bowmore.
Nose – Dark And Punchy. Sherry Notes, Juicy Corinth Raisins. Spices. Creamy, Mochaccino, Sweet Dates.
Palate – Rich, Woody, Pine Oil. Syrupy. Lovely, Creamy Toffee And Malt. Smoky.
Finish – Spicy, Toffee, Sherry, Barley.
Nose – An elegant nose with hints of oak driving the bouquet. Interesting creme brulee notes leading to generous caramelised fruits and finally polished oak.
Palate – Sweet and concentrated start with some jammy blackcurrant fruitines. Typical tightening towards the back palate.
Finish – Clean and initially sweet.
Nose – Broad and medium-weight with citrus peels, ginger snap biscuits. Sweet and with great depth.
Palate – A complicated palate where the initial nose would lead you to expect plump fruits. The palate fleshes out as the first impact of the nose fades.
Finish – Firm and slightly dry finish.