It’s been a long time since we saw a big age statement from Arran. The long awaited 21 year old joins their core range, albeit in a relatively small release of 9,000 bottles worldwide. Like the hugely successful 18, this promises a rich, complex malt using some of the oldest whiskies in Arran’s warehouses. Very limited stocks.
Other reviews… Arran’s latest addition to its core range is matured in bourbon and oloroso sherry casks. Mellow on the nose, with baked apple and toffee, then developing tropical fruits and icing sugar aromas in time. Sweet and balanced on the palate; spicy, with milk chocolate and peaches in syrup. Lengthy in the finish, with tangy fruit notes, restrained oak, and gentle spices. 46% Alc./Vol.
91 points – whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Summer 2019)