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Wednesday, 16 January 2013

ISLE OF ARRAN 2002 121.52 'MOSELLE AND NASTURTIUMS' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

After a couple of very good Caol Ilas, we'll venture east off of Islay and across the Kintyre peninsula to the Isle of Arran. As I've mentioned in a couple of other review not long ago (Nov & Dec. 2012), the Lochranza Distillery is showing great form.

Now, the other 2 bottlings reviewed have been almost as old as Arran can get at this point, and as a follow up to my SMWS streak, here's one from distillery no. 121


Arran Distillery stills - August 19th 2012 © The Malt Desk

Isle of Arran 2002 121.52 (15.07.2002) 9yo, 'Moselle and Nasturtiums' 59,9%, refill ex-bourbon barrel, 242 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Colour is pale straw

Nose:
Barley sugar, vegetable oils, hay, vanilla, pineapple and peach, dusty bookshelf and fresh baking.

Taste:
Spicy, apples, faint flowery note, sugared berries, then a malt broadside and a hint of wood on the finish.

A straight forward and enjoyable dram - and another nice summer dram!

85/100!

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