Arran – Millennium Casks

Rating: 7 out of 10

Nose: Starts off pretty estery and fruity. Pretty open and crisp, but not as crisp as the Devil’s Punchbowl Chapter 2. Apple candy, toffeed apple, peardrops on a firm malty base. In the background there are really nice biscuity notes that become more present after a while.

Mouth: sweet and just a little bit floral (but in a nice way) and very round and full. Reminds me of 1980’s Dalmore 12 years old, but this is better. Finish: quite short, with a malty sweetness and hints of treacle.

Both the Devil’s Punchbowls and the Orkney Bere Barley were way better than I expected them to be. This one however doesn’t quite deliver. It lacks the complexity and ‘clarity’ of the other ones. All in all, it’s a drinkable, yet overpriced malt.

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