The Arran Distillery is situated in Lochranza village on the North side of the beautiful Isle of Arran. In Scotch terms this is a young distillery with production starting on 17th August 1995. The area is home to some of the purest water in all of Scotland – every drop of Arran Single Malt starts its life as rainwater which pools at Loch na Davie in the beautiful hills behind the distillery.
The purity of the water means that Arran can create a clean, sweet dram which is entirely natural and unadulterated. They never add caramel colouring or strip flavour out through chill filtration.
Arran enjoys a warm microclimate – the atmosphere of sea breezes and clear mountain air, together with the warm flow of the Gulf Stream is ideal for the speedy maturation of single malts.
Arran 18yo expression has been aged just shy of two decades in sherry casks, so among those delicious fresh fruity notes, there's some richer, spicy, almost Christmassy notes in there too.
Nose: Syrupy peaches, green apple and toasty oak.
Palate: Vanilla rice pudding and brown sugar, with orange blossom, allspice and candied ginger.
Finish: Lots of melted chocolate appears, with citrus peel and bread and butter pudding.