Arran 17 Year Old
The penultimate release as Arran count down to the release of an 18 year old in 2015, this is quite an exciting time and represents currently the oldest Arran whisky available.
This dram has the same feelings as pretty much every other Arran I've had in that it is a mix of dusty, tweedy notes and sweet fresh fruity notes, it's a real sign of the character of the distillery.
I like this a lot, initially first in the glass it's a bit too dusty for me but given time it opens up lovely to some fabulous fruity notes.
Sold out now but watch The Whisky Exchange this year for the 18 year Old arriving
Many thanks to Arran for the official sample.
Initially Quite dusty, more dusty mothballed clothes than dusty furniture or dunnage warehouse with hints of Mr pledge furniture polish, hints of beeswax, and articulate sweetener with vanilla essence and wet sawdust, left for a few minutes it becomes tinned peaches in syrup and fresh nectarine skin
Sweet and oily, citrus peel waxy oilyness with a hint of minerality to it, almost chalky water and touches of sea salt, more fruity notes come back through also
Sweet and salty