Arran 18 Year Old Island Single Malt Whisky

The Arran 18 year-old is a wonderfully balanced expression of The Arran Malt which displays the tremendous depth of character of the Distillery. A balanced mix of their finest aged ex-Sherry and ex-Bourbon Casks, this fully mature expression of The Arran Malt is exceptional.
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Isle of Arran Distillers

In the early 19th century there were more than 50 whisky distilleries on Arran most of them illegal and carefully hidden from the eyes of the taxmen. The Island’s malt whisky was shipped to the mainland and enjoyed by the gentry who regularly ‘took the Arran waters’. It was acclaimed at the time as the best in Scotland – only rivalled by those from the ‘Glen of Livet’. The Arran Distillery was opened in 1995 at Lochranza in the north of the Island. During the official opening ceremony two golden eagles who live on the mountain behind the Distillery provided a fly past as a 'thank you' for halting building work for several weeks to allow them to hatch their chicks. On a warm summer's day they can still be found floating high on the thermal currents before dropping like a stone hunting their quarry.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of baked peaches with syrup and toasted almonds. Vanilla and light cinnamon spice. The palate has a sweetness with spice, citrus fruits and baked peaches.

Food Matches

Best served neat or with a drop of water.