Islands Single Malt 12 Years and Under - 2014
World Whiskies Awards
What's in a name? Arran 10 Year Old whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Arran 10 Year Old whiskey, rather than whisky.
Nose: Herbal, biscuity, hedgerow greenness and dried grass, like a long English summer's afternoon.
Palate: Sweet. Quite malty, digestive biscuits, followed by green fruits and Cox's apple peel.
Finish: Slightly bitter, maltiness.
Like this a lot, light color, nose does not tell all, vanilla dry light honest whisky from a beutiful island, will always come back to this 10 year old, well done Arran!
21st September 2013
Could sense that this could be good with a few more years in the cask as the whisky was well balanced, but a little rough around the edges, and a little on the 'spirity' side. Perhaps the 12 or 14 year old might be more to my liking
24th May 2012
I like this whiskey a lot, delicate, and aromatic. I can see why another reviewer gave it low marks and said 'it doesn't have much to it' - because it is very soft and light. I love it for contrast. It is a whiskey I will start an evening with, a long time before I hit the peated Islay malts!
10th December 2011
I love this whisky. Very aromatic with lots of grape on the nose. The flavour is rich and malty with fruit and licorice. A bit sharp, perhaps, but excellent overall.
3rd September 2011
7th July 2011
Sorry forgot to rate it
17th September 2010
Sweet character full character with what I can only say is an "ultra dry finish" definately a love it or hate it thing. I like variety and this one is interestingly different yet not overly so. Think "dry" Glengoyne or Aberlour.
It might be to some people's taste, but it's not for me. It doesn't have much to it but doesn't seem to cope with the "alcohol" very well, in a sort of mouthwash-type way. There are better malts out there for the same money
7th March 2010