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.
Ben Nevis 10
Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Is A Superb Introduction To The Distillery’s Style This 10 Year Old Single Malt Is A Firm Representative Of The Western Highland Style.
Nose – Fresh And Quite Dry. A Supple Greenness With Soft Leafy Notes With A Rich Fruitiness. Hints Of Orange And Seville Marmalade With A Light Vinous Character And Nutty Undertones.
Palate – Gentle Dryness. Toffee. Looming Omnipresent Are Solid Peat Notes With A Bitter Sweetness.
Finish – Silken, Toffee And Caramel Notes Balanced With A Touch Of Mochaccino And Dark Chocolate On The Tail.
Beinn Dubh Black Mountain
Pronounced ‘Ben Doo’ And Meaning Black Mountain
After The Success Of Cu Dhub, The Black Whisky Made At Speyside For Danish Bottler Mac Y, The Distillery Has Decided To Launch Its Own Version. Beinn Dubh Translates As ‘Black Mountain’.
Nose – Caramel, Toasty, Soy, Walnut And Burnt Raisins.
Palate – Cold Coffee With Dark Brown Sugar, Vanilla And Dried Fruit.
Finish – Toffee And Chocolate Malt.
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.