.the arran - 17yo

46% abv, €70, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, warm apples, citrus, full-ripe tangerine peel, sweet lime-juice, cinnamon, a hint of star-anise
Palate: sweet, cinnamon, dried fruit, plums, apricots, dark chocolate, citrus, orange zest
Finish: medium long, semi-dry, sweet, slight marmalade like bitter
Mark: ++++/+

.the arran - miss black

51.6% abv, €85, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour, single cask, cask strength

Nose: wood-chips, a hint of sulphur, sweet, honey, floral, obvious Sherry, raisins, old fashioned hard liquorice
Palate: sweet and dry, fruity, dried fruits, raisins, spicy, white pepper, stone fruits, mango, dark red cherries, a hint of sulphur, liquorice-root, cocoa
Finish: thick, mouth coating, spicy, layer-cake, fruity, dark ripe cherries, liquorice root, dry, a slight metallic hint
Mark: ++++/+

.the arran - 10yo

46% abv, €30, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, vanilla, citrus, floral, tangerines and limes
Palate: sweet, vanilla, sour grapes, green banana, dry, citrus, limes, unripe oranges, orange-zest and sour grape-fruits
Finish: gentle, grapes, vanilla, citrus, dry, medium long
Mark: +++/++

.wemyss malts - the hyve - 12yo

40% abv, €40, single malt, non-chill filtered

Nose: sweet (sickly), eating cotton candy at the cotton candy stand, banana foam candies, pear drops, a freshly filled candy store, honey, clover honey, honeycomb, bees-wax, citrus, tangerine-peel
Palate: citrus, orange-peel, marmalade, tangerines, sweet, honey, honey-comb, candle-wax, cotton-candy
Finish: bitter as marmalade, semi-dry, medium long
Mark: +/++++

.wemyss malts - smooth gentleman - 5yo

40% abv, €65, blended malt, non-chill filtered

Nose: citrus peel, sweet, cotton candy, nougat, mint
Palate: citrus, sweet, caramel, spicy, white pepper
Finish: orange peel, zest, medium dry, medium long, slight iron
Mark: +++++

.big peat - batch #59

46% abv, €40, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet and at the same time briny. Obviously some peat smoke but also coffee, walnuts and some cinnamon
Palate: sweet liquorice, spicy cinnamon, warming
Finish: sweet liquorice root, the mandatory smoke, ash and reasonably long
Mark: +++++

.bowmore - 12yo - douglas laing - old particular

48.8% abv, €75, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: smoked liquorice at first, briny, pencil shavings and some citrus
Palate: sweet caramelised liquorice and spicy white pepper, slightly briny and some ash
Finish: smoky, ash and sweet, fruity mangos
Mark: +++++