Alright, let’s wrap up today with the long-awaited Arran 18 Years Old, which forms with the Arran 16 Years Old and the Arran 17 Years Old a trilogy leading up to the launch of a core range 18 years old expression.
|Name:||Arran 18 Years Old Limited Edition|
|Age:||18 Years Old|
|Category:||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Cask Type:||Ex-Sherry Hogshead|
|Number of bottles:||9,000|
Fresh, clean and a bit sweet. A big portion of vanilla ice cream with flambeed peaches. Joined by sherry soaked apples, cinnamon candied almonds and some bitter orange marmalade. A few drops of wild flower honey. Again some dusty sawdust, but in a more subtle way this time.
Rather dry, but sweetish. Baked apple rings with caramel sauce. Strewn with cinnamon and nutmeg. A bit of toasted oak, but not much. Nicely rounded off by some sherry.
Quite long. Evolving dryness with hazelnut dark chocolate. Hints of oak.
An excellent milestone and the growing glory of the trilogy. A true Arran Malt, well-aged and full of character.
Score: 90 / 100
Sample provided by Thorsten Jung (Spiritscorner.eu)