Arran 100 Proof
Arran // Islands, Scotland
The Arran Distillery is one of the few independent distilleries of Scotland, established in 1993 when former Chivas Brothers Managing Director Harold Currie chose the site at Lochranza in the North of the Isle of Arran. No longer in the hands of the Currie family, the distillery is now held by Euan Mitchell, serving as Managing Director of Isle of Arran Distillers LTD. Their 100 Proof whisky refers to the British proof system; it is bottled at 57% ABV. This whisky is not available in the U.S.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The sweetness on the nose is immediately noticeable at the front with the vanilla and sweet honey rolling through the nose. This is accompanied by canned pineapple chunks and caramel. When a touch of water is added, the whisky turns to malts of grass and hay, with fruits passing through. The whisky is dark and thick with a warming mouthfeel on its way down. It is rich with the vanilla and caramel returning and is joined by spice to sleep sedately on the tongue on its finish. "