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BTC sample 15: Arran 1996-2015, 18yo, 50.5%, Single Malts of Scotland

Yesterday I went to bed convinced I’d be scoring some decent points. I was certain I tasted a gently sherried Speysider, like Glenfarclas, with a nice bitter finish. The bitterness was quite pronounced, I even got a message stating it … Continue reading

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Arran 19, 1996-2016, 54.7% – OB for Whiskysite.nl

The Dutch like Arran. Or more apt, the mainland of north-western Europe likes Arran. Over the last couple of years there have been loads of single casks for just about every festival and shop that’s in the business of doing … Continue reading

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Arran 12, 2001-2014, 56% – OB Private Cask for The Netherlands (Bright Early Spring)

Back in 2014, right on the heels of The White Wizard and The Dark Lord came this release. Since then there have been a few, mostly bourbon casks from the importer and mostly sherry casks for festivals, shops and clubs. … Continue reading

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Arran 8yo, 2006-2014, 56.6%, Peated – OB for The Nectar

Arran is on a roll the last year or two, with many private cask releases and also quite a few releases for themselves. Since about five years or so they’ve also got a peated whisky on the market, called Arran … Continue reading

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Arran 13 year old, 1999, single bourbon cask 99/103, 55.3% – UK Exclusive

It took me a while to find this bottling on Whiskybase because I didn’t know the age. It being 13 years old means it’s bottled in 2013, and I thought it was a more recent release. Anyway, I’ve been loving … Continue reading

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Arran Sauternes Cask, 50%

The first dram from the Twitter Tasting last week was Arran’s Sauternes Cask. I always feel like this is a remainder of how they started little over a decade ago. When Arran’s first whiskies started to come out they had … Continue reading

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Arran White Stag, 17yo, 54.2%

I’m going to report on last Wednesday’s Twitter Tasting in a bit of a jumble, starting with this bottling that ended the tasting. I didn’t report earlier since I took my wife to Venice for her birthday (which was in … Continue reading

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Arran 16yo, 1997-2014, 50.1% – OB for The Whisky Fair 2014

Last year a friend of mine bought this Arran based on the good reviews Arran was getting in general. He was happy with this bottle and spared me a sample. By these means I can review yet another Arran! Another … Continue reading

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Hielander Whisky Festival 2015

I realized a while ago that this 5th edition of the Hielander Whisky Festival is also the fifth time I’m there. So so far I didn’t miss a single one. I think this is something to keep up. This year, … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 11 – Arran, 9yo, 2002-2011, 61.3% – SMWS

This time I did fill in my guess for the day, and I was hoping to start catching up with a bit of points here and there. Unfortunately, today is not the day that that is happening. Maybe it never … Continue reading

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