The Arran Malt 14 Ans Scotch Single Malt
Scotch, 700 mL
|Country :||United Kingdom|
|Producer :||Isle of Arran Distillers Ltd.|
|Alcohol :||46 %|
|Classification :||Mention d'âge|
|Container :||Clear Glass Container|
|Closure :||Cork With Plastic Head|
A superb whisky, but the evidence that there has been a subtle shift in emphasis, with the oak now taking too keen an interest, is easily attained. Score - 89.5. (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2014)
Powerful, floral, sweet and spicy on the nose, with a hint of worn leather. Sweet and honeyed in the mouth, with caramel, nuts and malt merging nicely with more citric fruit notes.
Sunset Copper in colour. Dried fruits, vanilla and toffee up front. With a little water a salty tang appears, with caramelised fruits indicating a depth of flavour to come. An initial burst of brine leads onto warming toffee apples and hazelnuts. This is followed by dates, chocolate orange and spiced tea cake. The mouthfeel is overwhelmingly rich and weighty. A trademark Arran finish with cinnamon spices leading back to where the experience began, with a classic island-style salty wave balancing the sweet fruit of the palate.