The Arran distillery was opened in 1995 at Lochranza on the Isle of Arran. The island floats on the Firth of Clyde off the west coast between the Kintyre peninsula and Ayrshire.
Arran Explorers Edition 4 Drumadoon Point 23 Years Old
Tasting note courtesy of the distillery:
NOSE: A burst of sweet apple with an underlying maltiness – a classic expression of well aged Arran. The sweet notes linger and are enriched by baked pastry and a dusting of icing sugar (think Apple Strudel). Rich and nutty in the background, bringing to life the influence of the casks used.
PALATE: An initial wave of sweetness followed by spice; Spiced apple, cocoa powder and star anise. Flavours of dark chocolate and raisins also start to develop, creating a beautiful balance between Arran’s signature style and sherry cask maturation.
FINISH: A long and warming finish, reflecting the sweetness and spice found on nose and palate. A dram that will leave you wanting to pour another!