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22 August 2020

Arran 10yo

Today in bang-for-your-buck whiskies, we present you: the Arran 10yo. In it’s all new clothing, but with a taste that makes it a classic nonetheless.

We’ve loved Arran since the very beginning of our journey, but it seemed like their wonderful liquid didn’t manage snuck into the cabinets of the general public. But recently it looks like it’s gaining up pace and it brings a smile upon our face to see more and more people enjoying their single malts.

The Arran 10yo has matured in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks and is bottled at 46%:

Tasting notes


Nose

Old newspaper, moist wood, cinnamon, canned pineapple, sidewalk chalk, aniseed, peaches, sangria, pine needles and coconut

Palate

A whirlwind of tropical flavours, warming notes of cakes and cookies right from the oven, citrus and old oak

Finish

Warming and medium to long, with notes of hay, peaches, fruitcake, lemon zest, winter spices, vanilla and dill

My goodness, this is way better than what we remember of the 10yo from two label revamps ago. Wonderfully sweet and warming, a blanket on your tongue. And as a bonus, we get a beautiful new bottle to decorate the shelf. Although we suspect that the bottle won’t last long!