ARRAN MACHRIE MOOR ~ ISLANDS, SCOTLAND
Since 2004, Arran distillery produced some mildly peated spirit and now a limited release of 9000 bottles is made available.
Nose - Sweet malt, pear drops, some coconut. The peat with more of a mild grassy/ smokey undertone. A few yeasty notes as well. Topped off by fresh citrus.
Mouth - Lemon, then some peat smoke, then back to sweeter notes like apple candy. Fades on a bitter and salty combo.
Finish - An enjoyable pastry-like quality alongside the peat smoke.
Isle of Arran Distillers is one of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland. They are based at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran, one of the most beautiful and famous in Scotland which lies off the west coast between Ayrshire and Kintyre.