Arran comes of age and in order to celebrate that special occasion, the distillery started back in 2013 a trilogy counting down to the launch of their first 18 years old bottling.
The first part of this trilogy was the Arran 16 Years Old, back then the oldest distillery bottling.
I will review the two other parts of this trilogy later today.
|Name:||Arran 16 Years Old Limited Edition|
|Age:||16 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Ex-Bourbon Casks and Ex-Sherry Hogshead|
|Number of bottles:||9,000|
At first a bit hot in the nose for 46.0% but this first impression does not last too long. Now sweet and floral. Clover honey, dry hay, heather flowers and a bit grassy. Traces of oranges and lemons. With some time a certain dustiness settles in, which reminds me of fresh sawdust.
Green apples, steam cooked limes and vanilla pudding. Followed by some pepper and ginger.
Quite long. Starts with spicy oak and ends with oranges and tobacco leaves.
Not a whole lot of complexity but well made all around and extremely pleasant.
Score: 86 / 100
Sample provided by Thorsten Jung (Spiritscorner.eu)