As the award-winning Isle of Arran Distillers celebrates its 21st Birthday, the Arran Malt reaches maturity with the first bottling of the year - the 18 Year Old Single Malt.
Anticipation for the return of the 18 Year Old Single Malt is high after the first limited run of 9,000 bottles last year rapidly sold out. The Arran Malt reaches full maturity at 18 years making this an incredibly complex and sophisticated dram.
Gold in colour, caramelised citrus and tropical notes mingle on a background of toasted oak.
The classic Arran flavours of citrus and orchard fruits combine with milk brioche and dark chocolate for a luxurious finish that lingers on the palette. A drop of water reveals light floral notes and the delicious aroma of orange fondant creams.
Bottled at 46% (vol), it is distilled without chill-filtration or artificial colouring for a pure yet intricate taste.
James MacTaggart, master distiller at the Isle of Arran Distillery, says: “This is a very special bottling for us. As the most mature expression of the Arran Malt it represents the very best of the distillery in this, our 21st year.
“As the only distillery on the island, we stand for its centuries of whisky-making tradition. The 18 Year Old is a worthy reflection of this heritage with all the depth of aroma and flavour for which Arran malts have become known around the world.”
Available at whisky shops and online www.arranwhisky.com RRP £74.99