Arran 2004 10Yr Orkney Bere Barley Cask Strength

Arran Bere Barley This Arran 10 year old, distilled in 2004, Orkney Bere Barley malt at cask strength is an absolute belter of a dram.

I always find Arran has a slight dustiness to it, followed by huge chunks of sweetness and fruit and this is no different with dusty rooms and matloaf with sweet vanilla and even some pink grapefruit notes. This really is a damn good dram.

Go get one, NOW, from somewhere like The Whisky Exchange

Thanks to Arran for the official sample

 

Initially there's a dusty note that's somewhere between a bit of furniture that needs wiped and a dusty mill room in a distillery with edges of malt loaf before it goes really sweet and sugary with crunchy caramelised Demerara sugar and freshly scraped Madagascan vanilla pods

Sweet sugary and malty with more dusty room with vanilla and bread like doughy notes with crunchy breadcrumbs and hints of grated ginger

Sweet pink grapefruit and dusty room and vanilla

Bottle Name: Arran 2004 10Yr Orkney Bere Barley Cask Strength
Age: 10
ABV: 56.20
Distiller: Arran
Bottler: Arran
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islands


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