Nose – Sherry, citrus – orange in particular, dry wood.
Palate – Medium, Sherry, raisins. Fruitcake, spices, sweetness.
Finish – Candied fruits, raisins, spices, Christmas pudding, oak takes over.
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.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
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.
The Heart Of The Bowmore Range, The 12 Year Old Exhibits Some Beautiful Coastal Notes With A Gentle Peat, It Is The Balance That The Floral Element Presents That Makes This A Great Entry Bottling For Bowmore.
Nose – Orange Zest, Lemon Slices And Some Hay Before Becoming Rather Floral, Heather Smoke Now Competing With The Ash.
Palate – Lovely And Rounded, Honeyed Even, Initially. Vanilla, Perfumed Smoke And Coastal Elements Develop.
Finish – Smoky And Long. Sea Spray, Dry Grass, A Touch Of Ash And Citrus.