Arran- The Bothy, Quarter Cask, 52.6% ABV, (Blind Tasted).

Arran bothy

This bottling was blind tasted during the Blind Tasting Consortium tasting #7 on 19/12/2020.

Appearance – It’s light gold in colour, beads up on the glass, and very slow syrupy legs.

Nose – Big red berries note for me, cereals, vanilla, light black pepper, decent ABV, some icing sugar sweetness too. I’m going with some menthol too, it’s light but it’s there for me, and flapjack.

Palate – Nice ABV, decent mouthfeel too, citrus spicy for me, sweet lemon, pineapple, apricots, a little menthol still, lots of white pepper, a little drying note, and some tannins, did @gordonsmith63 pick this one?

Finish – It’s quite long, white pepper spicy with oak, lemon still pushes its way through with pineapple, and a lovely sweet point on the lips. I like this.

Notes – This bottling is presented in its natural colour, non chill filtered, and at cask strength.

My thoughts – I really enjoyed this during the blind tasting, and after finding out which distillery it was from i wasn’t surprised, I’ve tried a few whiskys from Arran now and thoroughly enjoyed them all to be honest.

Would i buy a bottle? – Definitely, lots of flavour, and all super flavours in my humble opinion, and once the bottle and price were revealed it instantly went onto my “love it” whisky list. of the 5 whiskey’s we tasted that evening i put this as my 3rd favourite.

Thanks to – @MaltMusings, @gordonsmith63, @scotchB78, @TheWhiskyNovice, @GlasgowGrillGuy (all twitter).

Blind tasting Consortium tastings can be found on Tweetdeck using #BlindDrams.

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