Highland Park 10yr

Highland Park 10yr

Highland Park 10yr

Highland Park 10yr

Mashtun notes:

This whisky was actually a rare find that we discovered at the distillery itself. It’s still available on auction sites though, and at a reasonable price. The standard Highland Park is 12 years old and this is actually quite different, and slightly sweeter and smokier. The nose on this one …

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Cadenheads Arran 18yr

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Cadenheads Arran 18yr

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Mashtun notes:

We feel Cadenheads release some really good Arrans and with that in mind we were eager to try this. The nose on this one had Madeira wine, cereal, apples, vanilla, and oak, but in all that it still retained that ‘Arran feel’. The palate was sweet with citrus fruits, orange …

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Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe

Talisker Port Ruighe

Mashtun notes:

This offering from Talisker is a wee bit different from their usual whisky. The nose gave us fruit, wood smoke, caramelised pears, wild strawberries, and slight medicinal notes. The palate was earthy and fruity with hints of sweet orange peel, peat smoke and a dry oak.  The finish was medium …

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Arran Orkney Bere 2014

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Arran Orkney Bere 2014 

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Mashtun notes:

On the nose we got malt, sweet heather, oak, apple strudel, lemon zest, varnished floors, and leather. The palate was pleasantly sour and malty before turning sweet and floral with hints of bourbon. As for the finish, it was short, sweet, and spicy. The colour was a light gold …

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Arran 16yr Single Cask Sherry

Arran Sherry Cask

Arran 16yr Single Cask Sherry

Arran Sherry Cask

 

Mashtun notes:

The nose on this one had that ‘classic Arran’ citrusy biscuit feel but with a sherry kick, wild strawberries, and a hint of wine. On the palate it again had that ‘Arran feel’ but this time with maple syrup, sherry, malt, and white chocolate with an alcohol kick. …

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Arran 12 yr Cask Strength

Arran 12yr Cask strength

Arran 12 yr Cask Strength 

 

Arran 12yr Cask strength

 

Mashtun notes:

It has a hint of that ‘classic Arran’ smell on the nose but not too much. It smelled of sweet blackcurrant, spices, and hints of citrus and malt. The taste was initially tangy with crab apple and citrus flavours turning into sweet jam, vanilla and perfume. …

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Arran 14 year old

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Arran 14 year old

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Mashtun notes:

As far as we are concerned Arran has come on leaps and bounds in the last 3 or 4 years, and this dram is no exception. One the nose we got Lavender, vanilla, bourbon, citrus, and pears. The palate on this dram gave us bourbon, lavender, dark fruits, citrus, …

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Arran 16yr old Small Batch Cadenheads

Arran 16yr Small Batch Cadenheads

Arran 16yr old Small Batch Cadenheads

 Arran 16yr Small Batch Cadenheads

Mashtun notes:

The nose on this whisky has that ‘classic’ Arran feel, but with a little twist. It’s floral and sweet with hints of perfume, cut grass, cardamoms, and vanilla. It also has a very slight coppery smell. The palate is smooth with vanilla, blackcurrant, perfume, sweet malt, and

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Arran 10 yr old

Arran 10yr old

Arran 10 yr old

 Arran 10yr old

Mashtun notes:

On the nose we got orange, cherries, vanilla, citrus fruits, and marzipan. The palate had Parma-violets, black fruits, vanilla, citrus fruits, and a slight hint of pepper. The finish was medium and retained the fruity flavours; it was also slightly tangy at the end. The colour is light yellow …

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Highland Park SMWS 16yr

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Highland Park SMWS 16yr 4.181

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Mashtun notes:

On the nose this was sweet, fruity, and spicy.  We also got oak, dark chocolate, and ripe bananas! The initial taste is sharp but this soon settles into sherry, burnt sugar black forest gateau, marzipan, and dark fruits.  The finish is robust and spicy with toffee, orange, caramelised …

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