The Arran Machrie Moor 2nd Edition

February 9, 2018

Tasting notes: The Arran Machrie Moor, the Peated Arran Malt, 2nd Edition, opens with a delightful old winey smell, as if you finally got around to opening that bottle of [...]

The Arran The Bothy Quarter Cask Batch 1

October 23, 2016

Tasting notes: The nose opens with a great old winey smell that quickly evolves into notes of a swimming pool used for making large batches of crabapple cider, at the edges [...]

The Arran 17

September 12, 2014

The blurriness isn’t a sign you’ve had too much Arran…* Tasting notes:   PAUL: “Well, she was just sixteen, if you know what I mean, and she was [...]

Arran Premium Sherry Cask 1997, #217

September 10, 2014

Tasting notes:       The way the nose of this dram opens, it’s like I’m eating a mushroom omelette stuffed with cedar shake shingles, and I’m not even [...]

The Arran 12 Cask Strength 2013 Edition

December 18, 2013

Tasting notes: How best to convey the balancing act of a nose that is utterly determined and still delicate?  With story, of course.  There is, initially, the whiff of [...]

The Arran Devil’s Punch Bowl Chapter II

September 28, 2013

Tasting notes: I admit it.  I’m taken by the name “Devil’s Punch Bowl.”  My mind turns to consider just what such a thing would look like.  If it were up to me, it [...]
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