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A limited edition bottling (5760 bottles) of 8yo Arran finished for a further 9 months in Sassicaia Italilia wine casks.
Plus a new single Sherry cask Arran and their Gold cream liqueur which now contains malt whisky from Arran.
Another lavish presentation of a very inviting looking whisky from Signatory (and further evidence that Mr Syminton is colour blind)
Two new bottlings from Bladnoch today:
Port Ellen 25yo cask 2037 from the Bladnoch Forum and Bladnoch 15yo Sheep label at 55%abv.
A very well balanced dram on nose and taste with the An Cnoc style and power of a Big Hairy Highlander.
Round and mellow on the nose with citrus fruits and vanilla (Yankee oak) and liquorice (allsorts).
The mouth experience is sensational, immediately spreading to all parts in excellent balance, a significant pause then a huge warmth with a typical An Cnoc ginger swallow reminiscent of the fabled 21yo.
A very long hot spicy finish.
Ace whisky suited for a Clynelish fan or similar.
According to Cezanne - who still does the calligraphy in Campbeltown - this is 5.5 years in a refill bourdon and 1.5 in a fresh Gaja Barolo barrel a mere 12,120 bottles so [ahem], don't delay.
Straight from the bottle it's pretty grim, let it breath for 10 minutes sudoko or something.Once settled this is definitely one for the 'silly' peaty fans, a big powerful aroma of peat and used sump oil (from a grocery van).
To taste the wine hits first then the balance spreads over the tongue revealing malt and peat, a quiet swallow and long peppery finish.
New in to the shop today is a wonderful vatted (blended) malt, Blue Hanger 30yo.
3rd of the new individual vattings by one of the industry's great noses, Sir Douglas McIvor and well up to the best of his pickings.
Like Doug this whisky has a big oily nose and a faint whiff of spent matches, beguilingly fruity and very engaging.
To taste he is well balanced, slightly hot with a fruity-acetone swallow and a long oaky finish (that last bits not like Doug).
Ace chap and ace whisky.