Arran 10 Year Old70cl / 46%
- Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Arran 10 Year Old Reviews
10 Customer Reviews
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.
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%.
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
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.
Quite liked it, reminded me a bit of Glenmorangie - citrusy / spicey. Not usually a fan of island malts but would have it again.
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.
Very light, citrus and vanilla flavours, with a fresh tone, ideal for spring.
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!!!
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.
this whiskey is probably one of the best that the distillers have made for the price bracket