Cask Strength & Carry On, Isle Of Arran, Single Cask Bottling

Cask Strength & Carry On, Isle Of Arran, Single Cask Bottling, Cask No. 1554 – Distilled: 15/12/1998 – Bottled 16/5/11 with only 92 bottles – 49.9% Alc/vol

Our friends down at Cask Strength, Joel and Neil, fellow bloggers and Whisky lovers sent us a small bottle of this single cask bottling of Isle of Arran Single Malt for us to enjoy, taste and review. So it is quite early on the evening of Thursday the 21st of July and this is our special tasting tonight.

Joel and Neil both from London are very often up here in Scotland enjoying all things Scottish and the best Whisky in the world, Scotch.  So check out their website and learn more about their adventures and the fabulous amber nectar at

Arran Distillery,cask-strength-and-carry-on
Isle of Arran,
KA27 8HJ

telephone – 01770 830264
website –

Opening Hours

Visitor Centre:

Mid March to end October: 10.00 – 18.00 (Sundays 11.00 – 18.00)
November to February: 10.00 – 16.00 Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays & Sundays (11.00 – 16.00)

Telephone for further details 01770 830264

Daily 10.30 – 16.30 (March – October) (Sundays 11.30 – 16.30)
Daily 10.30 – 14.30 (November – February) (Sundays 11.30 – 14.30)
Shop & Restaurant:
Daily 10.00 – 18.00 (March – October) (Sundays 11.00 – 18.00)
(Restaurant is serving teas, coffees, light snacks, lunches and high teas)

This dram is from a first-fill Bourbon cask, the tasting:

Colour…Shimmering gold

Nicola’s tasting

Nose…A gentle giant, very low key aroma’s, but there is some vanilla spice.
Taste…Creamy vanilla, custard creams, Ambrosia creamed rice with a twist of fresh pepper.
Finish…Long and peppery.
Score…3.5 Corks

Jim’s tasting

Nose…Not a lot on the nose, quite tame, but you do get vanilla and spicy citrus fruit.
Taste…Vanilla ice cream, toffee and Terry’s chocolate orange, at the edge is a little nuttiness.
Finish…Nice and long, sweet fruit and cream with a wee nippy bit at the end.

Score…3.5 Corks

Overall score 3.5 Corks

This fine dram which was bottled to celebrate the third birthday of caskstrength website.

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