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05 Feb 2010

Arran 1998 (bourbon cask 700)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Arran

This Arran 1998/2008 single cask was chosen over the Glenmorangie Astar in the recent Battle of the Stunners tasting.

 

Arran 1998 single cask 700 Arran 1998 (56,5%, OB 2008, bourbon cask #700, 223 btl.)

Nose: clean and fruity. Vanilla with some honey. Yellow apples, pineapple and kiwi. Violet candy. Lemon marmalade. Very light oak influence. Sweet and very enjoyable. Mouth: good attack. Citrusy with hints of plums. Hints of cherry liqueur and peaches. A bit of lemon. Slightly spicy (ginger, pepper) with a bittery edge (liquorice?) towards the end. Finish: medium length, on creamy moccha and fruits with hints of saffron.

A solid Arran with a sweet vanilla nose. Not very complex but really drinkable.

Score: 84/100

Arran 1998 (bourbon cask 700) 3 Ruben Luyten 2010-02-05

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