Arran 21 Years

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Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
21 Years
0.7 l
Bourbon- and sherry casks, Bourbon- and sherry casks
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without

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06. Jun 2019
Nosing: CinnamonCloveDried FruitOrange
Light spices, Cinnamon and clove. Fruit peels, particularly orange. Dark brown sugar. Comes across as a very mature expression of a sherry matured malt. The spicy notes remind me of well matured rye whisky, which might be the mixed casks showing.

Taste: HoneyGingerDried Fruit
Very intense balanced arrival. Honey and ginger, very viscous mouthfeel. Spiciness rises as it develops.

Finish: Dried FruitOakNuts
Medium long, oaky, lots of residual dried fruits, some nuttiness. Somewhat drying.

This is a really good official bottling. Lots going on here, and offered at a decent price. It definitely comes across as a more mature version of the 18Y, but it doesn't have quite the visceral punch of its younger counterpart. The fruit is darker and the oak is coming forward a lot more. I think I prefer the 18, but there is a great deal to like here. Definitely work trying.
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