Arran 25 Year
Single Malt — Islands, Scotland
Reviewed July 31, 2023 (edited August 1, 2023)
There is indeed a nose of citrus, although it’s hard to say exactly which fruit it might be. But, the overall perfume is of a lovely, bright and appealing woodiness. On the tongue, the flavors just explode with tangy apple, mild toffee, toasted hazelnut, and currants to name just a few. The mouthfeel is even keeled and well balanced. A long finish of fruit, wood and memorable malt. What is especially appealing about this release is that it not only marks an unusually long time in the cask, but it is one of the older whiskies available for under $1,000. We would happily enjoy a dram of this expression on special occasions. Highly recommended!