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Arran Original

Surprise Savory Delight

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@vanPeltReview by @vanPelt

18th Aug 2012

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I'm not sure why this one is not listed on Connosr. I think I understood, at the whisky tasting I attended, that number of bottles was limited. However, from an internet search for "Arran Original", it seems readily ordered from online companies.

This was a very enjoyable malt, and I would certainly buy it at the right price. The light color and light peating made me skeptical about how flavorful it would be-- How deceiving! I found this to be a deep and complex malt.

Nose: After pouring, very complex and pungent like bleu cheese. Afterwards, still salty and buttery in smell, with rounded depth like mushroom soup or spinach gratin. Definitely savory, maybe very lightly peated. Adding water brought out a smell I could only label "potpourri".

Taste: Soft entry, very easy, with some olive juice as well as many of the same flavors as in the nose (above).

Finish: A pleasant savory, musky aftertaste. My wife concurred but believes there is a creme brulee aftertaste, like a dessert after the salty meal.

I found this to be a solid, savory, complex malt, unlike any that I have tasted previously (at this point only 40). Deserving of the high score: It was definitely the best of the 8 samples in the tasting. No other Arrans were there, so I wonder whether this is a brand for further explorations....

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vanPelt commented

It is worth adding here, that I purchased a bottle after this tasting-- and I was never able to re-create this savory experience. I cannot explain it, although the malt may have been served quite warm the first time. Please see my other review for this malt, which is much more accurate.

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@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

After having now had a similar experience, I am suspecting that this review had been based on a bottle that was sadly subject to cork rot. Bleu cheese? Mushrooms? I don't think it was just the warm weather that day.... Again, please refer to my other review of this scotch.

9 years ago 0

@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Arran-Original

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@vanPelt
vanPelt commented

Arran Original

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