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Arran is a somewhat lesser known Island distillery, in the Firth of Clyde just west of Campbeltown. Their 10 year old is their entry level malt, craft presented
Nose: creamy, floral honey and melon, grassy notes, almond lots of vanilla with a hint of brine and sea air with time sour green apple. With water really noses like a grain whisky, very custardy with egg notes, green apple and creamy vanilla are in the background, white pepper as well, hint of the floral honey.
Pallet: immediately the honey comes through then vanilla, barley sugar, more savoury herbal notes further develop to relative intensity then fades back to the grass and straw. With water spicier and creamier development is the same but the sour note has a little less prominent, bit more balance. Drinks very grain-ily.
Finish: sourness returns interestingly enough even extends to salty bitterness which then fades to dry sour malt. With water salty again, creamy feel left in the mouth with white pepper lingering.
Mark neat – 7.7, with water 8.2
Overall, this is quite a good whisky, but that sour note doesnt seem to belong there and i would say its a result of poor ... something, maturation, casks a foosty note perhaps and that really detracts from the rest of the malt. I like it but im glad i bought the minnature, but also glad i didnt buy the full bottle