Arran 10yo is a medium-bodied, citrussy dram that shows an elegance and deftness of touch that belies the distillery's youth. Tasting the complexity and assurance of this youngster it is difficult to believe that the distillery only opened in 1995. A great achievement.
World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Island Single Malt 12yo and Under
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CountryScotlandRegionIslandBottlerDistillery BottlingAge10 Year OldChill FilteredNo
Walked from Broddick to Lochranza, did the tour and bought a bottle of this and one of the cask strength. Carried on walking round Arran, with a big tot of this to look forward to at the end of each day. It was fantastic, a delicious whisky, drinking on the island it comes from.
- packrat, 8th Jan '13
No over powering smell or taste to this unpeated malt a bit like sweet heather near the sea, with slight oak, oily texture and leaves a slightly caustic after taste. Maybe a good malt for people new to malts or summer evenings, very easy to drink even though its 46%.
- JW, 19th Nov '11
A light but very enjoyable dram was soft "lemony" citrus and vanilla on the nose and in the taste. A really good spring or summer whisky. I think people are mixing up island and islay. Islay are the taditional peated whiskies. As the name suggests, ths is from Arran
- Martin Shillitoe, 2nd May '10
It is a strong spirit but its still easy to drink it down. Has hints of flavors, maybe lemon, vanilla and nut, to go with a little salt. Not heavy on the palate, dry, oaky.
- Steve, 19th Mar '10
Quite liked it, reminded me a bit of Glenmorangie - citrusy / spicey. Not usually a fan of island malts but would have it again.
- George Stoddart, 22nd Jan '10
The first Arran with an age statement is a light, delicate malt which finishes with a taste of orange and spice. No real 'Island' character - should be classed along with the better Lowlands.
- trebor, 20th Nov '09
Very light, citrus and vanilla flavours, with a fresh tone, ideal for spring.
- Peter Benkoczki, 13th Oct '09
I think this is a great purchase for the price range. You will not get a better whisky for the money. Buy Buy Buy!!!P.S. It is worth noting, Arran is not meant to be a peated malt so not sure what Douglas Muir is talking about!!!
- Gary Dawson, 23rd Apr '09
If you want an island malt of this age range Bowmore, Ardbeg, Bunnahabhain and Highland Park offer expressions of more character and complexity with better value for money. I just feel that "Arran" is a bit of a gimmick. Which is a shame.
- Douglas Muir, 18th Oct '08
this whiskey is probably one of the best that the distillers have made for the price bracket
- aj, 1st Dec '07
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