Relaunched in 2019 with new packaging, and a different formula, Arran 18 is a well aged, heavily sherried dram.
Matured for just shy of two decades in what Arran describes as “a mix of our most luxurious sherry casks” the whisky has had plenty of time to develop superb depth of flavour.
The final result is a beautiful, rather decadent dram. Arran 18 offers up notes of crunchy malt, rich caramelised green apple with sultanas and cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla crème brûlée, toasted oak, stone fruit, candied orange peel, ginger, a touch of leather and dark chocolate.
Bottled at 46% ABV and without chill filtration or colouration, this is a luscious, full bodied dram.