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[9 Oct 2015 | One Comment | ]
Arran 2000 Private Cask #1106 TWE Exclusive

We continue reviewing the latest batch of The whisky Exchange exclusive single casks, with this Arran 2000, which was aged for 14 years in ex-bourbon and bottled at a cask strength of 55.5% ABV. Priced at about 70 quid, it offers a good value IMHO, and is a very good example of classic ex-bourbon maturation, with a nice balance of …

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[1 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
The Arran Malt turns 18–how time flies! – A review

How times flies..
I’ve been watching the Arran malt grow up, and the past few years’ releases were just brilliant. As I’ve noted before, the Arran liquid seems to get better with each year it spends in the casks (It’s not always the case), and after the excellent 17 yo of last year, and the lovely 16 yo comes the first …

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[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength

It’s the Fifth edition of the Peated Machrie Moor by Arran, and this time they have gone one step beyond, and released two versions a regular 46% ABV and a CS one, which I am trying today. I have not tried any of the MM releases since the first (reviewed on the blog here), but I remember feeling it was …

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[14 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Re-tasting Arran 10 yo (and some New Make)

Almost 3 years ago I sat down to taste a few Arran whiskies, one of which was the 10 year old. I remember I was not a big fan of that expression then, but having re-tasted it a week ago as part of the #ArranWhisky twitter tasting (along with Miss Black’s and the new Devil’s Punchbowl Batch III) , and …

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[10 Jul 2014 | 3 Comments | ]
Arran Miss Black’s bottle–visitor centre exclusive

Some bottles of whisky are that good, they get snatched off the visitor centre in a flash. This is one example. I heard great stuff about this bottle even before tasting it at the Arran whisky tweet tasting (have you read my notes for the Devil’s Punch Bowl part III from that tasting?), and wanted to check if I can …

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[2 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Devil strikes again : Arran Devil’s punchbowl Chapter III

I’ve been enjoying the drams from the Arran distillery for some time now, they are really making great whisky, aren’t they? Last night they held a twitter tasting featuring four drams (and one new make), one of which was this Expression , the third in the trilogy of Devil’s Punchbowl whiskies.
The Devil’s Punchbowl Series is a trilogy which started in …

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[13 Apr 2014 | 4 Comments | ]
Almost Legal : The Arran malt turns 17  – review

Some whiskies shine at a young age, and some shine after quite a few years of maturation. Arran whisky seems to really benefit from longer periods of maturation and since Arran is quite a young distillery, It’s been a pleasure trying their whisky over the few recent years, and It just keeps on getting better. I loved the 14 year …

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[12 Nov 2013 | One Comment | ]
Tasting The Arran Millennium Casks

Two weeks ago The Arran Whisky distillery has unveiled a new Charity whisky, which was produced on a very special date: 31st of December 1999. What is also special about this whisky is that it’s intended for charity: and a donation out of each bottle sold of those 7,800 bottles will go to the Arran Trust,a conservation charity which funds …

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[29 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Sweet 16 Arran style

I love British films almost as much as I love whisky, and when I read about the Arran malt releasing their first EVER 16 year old (OB), Immediately this movie by the genius Ken Loach came into mind. It’s brilliant, so if you haven’t yet checked it out, go and do yourself a favour. pour a dram and watch this …

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[10 Apr 2013 | No Comment | ]
Arran – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

The Chaps at Master of malt, do not rest on their laurels (they have won quite a few awards recently)  and are hard at work, releasing more single casks and Boutique-y batches (expect a few notes in the coming weeks or so).
Arran – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company) , 49.10%,£43.95
Nose: Lovely wood influence here, lots of oak , …