Another one today from an open bottle tasting in Belgium. This time an Arran finished in Italian red wine barrels.
I'll mention quickly that the colour on this whisky is awesome, like rosé wine pink.
Arran Amerone Finish 50%
Nose: Light, floral and fruity. Some spicy notes. Gummy bears. Quite closed actually and none of the sweetness or big fruitiness I was expecting.
Taste: Soft, red berries then those fruity sour sweets, lots of them, cherry sours, orange, a little spicy into the finish.
Finish: Long length. Unbalanced with spicy and some small berries.
It's nice, but I don't feel like the red wine comes through a lot, especially seeing as Amerone is quite intense. The unbalanced spiciness on the finish is also a shame. I would pick the 12yo cask strength over this.
Thanks for reading!
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