Arran is a relatively new distillery, founded in 1994. This one is aged in a combination of first and second fill sherry casks, as well as ex bourbon barrels.
Price: $65 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Arran / Private Shareholders
Region: Island (Arran)
Aged For: 12 Years
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: First and second fill sherry casks and ex-bourbon barrels
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: Slight gold
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Rich apple and honeycomb. Gentle fruit, light grain, and what I can describe as the scent of a barnyard.
Taste: Oily and rich, a heavy fruitiness. A touch of oak, with herbal undertones and earthiness.
Finish: Warm and long with ginger, clove and fruit.
Thoughts: Good mouth feel and combination of fruits, but the earthiness brings my score down a few points due to my own personal preferences.
Score: 78 out of 100