Great malt whisky is a distillation of the place where it’s made. The local water, microclimate and air quality all influence the spirit as it’s distilled and matured. Isle of Arran whisky couldn’t come from anywhere else but this wee islan, of twenty miles by ten. This whisky is the island, bottled. This geography is key to the character of Arran whisky. Here they make a spirit that reflects a range of regional influences, yet achieves a rare and unique personality all its own. Rather like the island itself.
The Arran 14 Year Old is a perfectly balanced marriage of both first fill Sherry and Bourbon casks and is a highly rewarding Single Malt with depth of character and zest. It captures perfectly all the fresh character of the Arran 10 year-old with an added layer of intensity and fruitiness.
It has the colour of copper at sunset. The aromas are of dried fruits, vanilla and toffee up front. With a little water, a salty tang appears, with caramelised fruits indicating that there is a depth of flavour to come. The flavours include sweetness, spice, bitter orange, charred oak, honey, apple and pears.