Robert Burns (1759-1796), Scotland’s national bard, was a big fan of Scotch whisky. The poet held Scotch whisky in very high esteem, what he admitted in his ode to Scotch Drink written in 1785.
The original Robbie Burns Famed Old Scotch Whisky was created by now dissolved RH Thompson & Co. Ltd in the early 1960s but has never been recognized by the World Burns Federation. In 2000 the Federation granted Arran Distillery lifetime patronage of their organization. The Robert Burns brand is featuring now single malt and blended whisky, both produced by Arran Distillers Ltd. As Robert Burns said in 1787, “here is a bottle and an honest friend!”
Nose: light and fresh, mildly floral, apples, pears, toffee, vanilla, almond shavings, hints of hay and toasted oak.
Palate: butter cookies, vanilla, green apples, gooseberries, lemon peel, licorice, dash of white pepper and oak.
Finish: medium long, with notes of apples, vanilla, hints of hay and oak.