Ripe golden barley in colour. Arran 10 Year Old has the initial rush of vanilla sweetness on the nose gives way to the fruits of slow distillation - kiwi, banana, cantaloupe melon - with just a dusting of cocoa powder. It is undoubtedly complex and yet the aromas are in complete harmony with the malt. A touch of cinnamon adds a spicy edge to the soft and sweet texture which captivates the palate. The classic Arran citrus notes have rounded with age and reveal new depths of character against a background of sweet oak. On the finish it drifts over the tongue like golden syrup and fades ever so slowly to tempt another sip. This is a beautifully made whisky. Arran has come a long way in 10 years. Truly the best things in life are always worth waiting for.
Background: A unique Single Malt Scotch Whisky that captures the character of this beautiful island of pure mountain water and soft sea air, washed by the Gulf Stream. The use of unpeated malted barley in the production of the Arran 10 Year Old helps to create a beautifully rounded and well-balanced single malt. Due to non-chill filtration, this whisky may turn cloudy when exposed to low temperatures. This is perfectly normal. The absence of chill filtration results in a more full-bodied and flavoursome single malt.