Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Robert Burns Single Malt Review

Hi everyone,

With Burns’ Night having just passed us, I thought I should get round to reviewing this sample I got given at Christmas… last year or maybe the year before. Yeah, I don’t get round to reviewing stuff I have at home.
Anyway, I hope everyone had great Burns’ Night celebrations and Haggis galore!
This one is a single malt from Arran distillery, NAS and done specially with a special Robert Burns society .

Robert Burns Single Malt 43%
Colour: Light Gold
Body: Medium
Nose: Nice and malty, green apple, apple pie, a little pear, creamy. Seems like a nice young Arran, if a little boring.
Taste: A bit astringent on the taste, quite bitter with lemon pith, damp wool, a bit of plastic or something burnt, some malt, none of fresh fruit I was expecting.
Finish: Short length. Some lemon and malt.
The nose on this is fine but the taste and finish are not so good. The astringency and bitterness on the taste kill it for me.
57/100

Thanks for reading!

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