The Arran 14 is the second age-statement in the range from The Isle of Arran Distillery. Aged in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels, bringing sweet vanillas and caramels, and ex-sherry casks the Arran 14 displays sweet ripe fruit notes backed up by floral perfumes reminiscing that of a summer’s day in the Scottish highlands.
Appearance: Bright gold.
Nose: Ripe pineapples and fresh-cut hay.
Taste: Soft vanilla with sweet citrus notes.
Finish: Caramels and floral notes are elongated by slight tannins from the oak.
Overall: A bright and interesting 14 year old whisky that is truly unique when it comes to island malts. Tropical fruit and floral notes are accentuated by elegant vanillas and caramel.
A great option for someone who wants to think about the whisky in their glass. If you want to give your guests a curve-ball or perhaps you’re planning a whisky tasting, this would be an ideal option. The unique climate on the Isle of Arran, combined with the casks chosen, make this a complex and intriguing malt. One of a kind, we highly recommend that you add this to your collection.
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Arran 14 Year Old, you could also try The Green Spot, The Edradour 10, or Nikka Coffey Malt.
WHAT WE THINK
“This whisky shows off the use of ex-bourbon barrels in their prime.” – Scott
Scotch whisky is a very broad category consisting of various styles, regions and production methods. It is unclear whether Ireland or Scotland was the first to produce whisky but it is likely that the practice became common in both countries concurrently. It is commonly thought that the knowledge of distillation was brought to Scotland (and Ireland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
Isle of Arran Distillery
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
The Isle of Arran Distillery is in Lochranza, Scotland. The only distillery on the isle of Arran.
ABOUT THE LIQUID
A complex malt that best expresses the tropical fruit and floral notes found in Scotch whiskies.
Water, Malted Barley, Yeast.