Nose: Buttered hot-cross buns with plenty of sultanas, Refresher Bars, a little bit of rye spice and a whiff of coastal air. A drop of water brings creamy vanilla to the fore.
Palate: It opens with white grape, citrus and pineapple, which is swiftly joined by some rather powerful spicy malt and cinnamon. Cake icing (and a good chunk of cake too) gives balance on the mid palate.
Finish: Quite grassy and herbaceous on the finish, with orange blossom appearing right at the end.
Overall: Flavoursome with a good bit of power behind it, this is a delightful Arran single malt.