Arran 20yr Old Particular 1997 Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Arran 20yr Old Particular 1997

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  • Distiller:

    Arran

  • Bottler:

    Douglas Laing

  • ABV:

    44.4%

  • Age:

    20 Years

  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: This is funky and strange, swinging from one side of a standard sherried profile to another.
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  • Intro:

    This is a 20 year old release by Douglas Laing's Old Particular IB line made up of 20yr spirit from the Arran distillery. It was matured in a refill hogshead and is bottled into one of 136 releases bottles.

  • Nose:

    Honey, toffee, rich stewed fruits. Lots of sweet caramel, some currant and then blackberry. Jam. Nice and nutty, almost an amaretto note. Lightly grassy.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouth feel, but no heat. Honey, light sulfur, cherry cordial, blackberry jam. Tobacco, pepper, and nice tart orange peel.

  • Finish:

    Long, dry, funky. Orange peel, lemon zest, cherry and lots of tobacco and sulfur. A bit more sulfur than I enjoy, and also this borderline bandage funk. Not like peat, but very mild funk. Strange, but pairs well.

  • Overall:

    This is funky and strange, swinging from one side of a standard sherried profile to another. I enjoyed it, though, and wish I had the cajones to snap up a bottle when they were on sale.

  • Score:

    6

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