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Arran Robert Burns Single Malt

Clean and fresh

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@MegawattReview by @Megawatt

4th Mar 2017

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  • Nose
    21
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    21
  • Balance
    20
  • Overall
    84

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This new version of Arran's entry-level malt has been beefed up to 43% and the extra weight seems to have helped.

On the nose it is fresh, green, and malty. Banana skins, fresh-cut wood, touch of gingerbread...very appealing in a light sort of way. After a while, faint woodsmoke way in the background (though not a trace of peat).

Medium-bodied and supple on the tongue. Malty-sweet with vanilla cream and then some prickliness from the oak. A bit of a bitter edge due to its youth (tastes closer to 5 years than 10).

Finishes with lingering oak and under-ripe fruit. Balance-wise, it makes up for its youthfulness with a clean, tasty character and easy drinkability. A repeat buy.

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3 comments

@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

I've found the Arrans I've tried to bit hit/miss and middle of the road. Th 12 YO CS was not to my liking but I have a SMWS bottling that is fabulous, and their old 100 proof was middling to good.

I would be hesitant to try something from them at 43%.

2 years ago 0

@casualtorture
casualtorture commented

Thanks for the review. Arran is my favorite distillery I will have to find this newer release. Their 14yo is absolutely delicious.

2 years ago 0

@Megawatt
Megawatt commented

I have tried 9 or 10 of their bottlings and I've loved most of them. The distillery character really works for me.

2 years ago 0

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