Tasting Notes for Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt
Nose: Luscious citrus fruits.
Palate: The initial rush of rich vanilla sweetness gives way to a touch of cinnamon which adds a spicy edge to the soft and sweet texture. The classic Arran citrus notes have rounded with age and reveal new depths of character against a background of sweet oak.
Finish: Sweetness, Apple, Citrus, Cinnamon.
The classic expression of the Arran whisky, this 10 Year Old Single Malt encompasses the unique taste of the beautiful island. Originally launched in 2006 as the first permanent member of the Arran stable, Arran 10 Year Old Single Malt is matured in 60% ex-bourbon barrels and 40% sherry casks, before it is bottled at 46% abv using non-chill filtration. This award winning whisky really is a cracker, and exudes all the fruit and honey richness we have come to associate with the island distillery.
Historically, The Isle of Arran has always had a reputation for making outstanding whisky due to the quality of the water, and was at various times home to more than 50 illicit distilleries. Strangely, the only licenced whisky-making facility on Arran was Lagg, which operated from 1825 to 1837.
Isle of Arran Distillers was established in 1993 by former Chivas Brothers managing director, Harold Currie, and two associates, and The Isle of Arran’s second legal distillery was built at Lochranza, in the north of Arran. Production commenced in August 1995, and by now it is the Isle of Arran’s longest running distillery.
Although Isle of Arran is one of Scotland’s newer distilling operations, having started operations in 1995, it has fast gained a reputation for making some of the best whiskies around with its fruit forward style, and multiple awards have been collected from the World’s most prestigious competitions.
In 2017, with the business flourishing, Isle of Arran Distillers added two additional stills at its Lochranza site, and began the construction of a second distillery on the south side of the island at Lagg. Having started production in March 2019, Lagg distillery takes care of all the company’s peated whisky requirements and releases its whisky under the Machrie Moor brand.
Producer Isle of Arran Distillers' Lochranza Distillery Style Highlands & Islands Single Malt Scotch Whisky Age A minimum of 10 years Volume 70CL ABV 46%