Review: Arran 13 Years Old Glasgow’s Whisky Club Private Cask
Category: Island single malt scotch whisky
Origin: Arran Distillery
Bottling: Isle of Arran Distillers bottling for Glasgow’s Whisky Club
Cost: ~£80 at auction
What they say:
The Arran Malt 13 Years old 2001
Distilled 28.05.2001 and bottled 06.01.2014 at 54,7%, from a single sherry hogshead#2001/098
This limited edition single malt was chosen from a selection of five fabulous casks by the members of Glasgow’s Whisky Club on the 14th of October 2014.
What I say:
Another Independently bottled Arran, this time selected from a cask shortlist at one of the Glasgow Whisky Club tastings to become their own exclusive bottling. The popular choice was this ex-sherried 13 year old.
Copper amber gold (12/20) quixk medium-sized tears leave medium-fine legs
Richly spiced and marinated, white pepper, fruity/figgy. red fruits, heather honey, a hint of chocolate, plum, cereal malt, mixed fruit cordial ‘Vimto’, a little less herbal than the Green Welly Stop Arran (tasted alongside), toffee, fudge, waxy, cinnamon spiced cocoa/hot chocolate.
Sweet, spicy and warming, plum, Ribena (blackcurrant cordial), cinnamon-spiced cocoa, fruity and a little tart apple, icing sugar, tinned pineapple both in its own syrup and pineapple fritters, apple Danish pastries
Long, spiced, sweet, fruity but with a touch of salt caramel and something savoury
Very nice, a little bit sweeter and slightly less complex than Green Welly Stop Arran
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