Here is the newcomer in the Arran family, surely large, that went through the A. D. Rattray case. A variant with a quite original profile for this bottling for Brachadair. But is it enough? Verdict…
Nose: Milky (custard) with salty notes and a rich component (semolina cake type). There is also malt, a bit of lemon and we tend towards minerals (hot stone). With the opening, we really come on those last notes. The water frees a bit of pineapple all while conserving the dessert aspect of this nose. Pretty well done.
Mouth: Quite rich with once again malt, sweet semolina and acidness (with candy citrus). There is also fruitiness in the second part, with some peaches and apples. A bit of spices (amongst which pepper) join the party. The water gives a lot of malt with fruits in syrup. Without the alcohol, the mouth becomes easier but a bit more coying.
Finish: A bit lack of punch. Still malt, semolina and a lot of milk chocolate. The aftertaste is quite simple on the sweet sourness of candies (Arlequin).