This Arran is the first “adult”, released by the distillery, for the general public. This bottling has been released in 9,000 pieces, some of which are still available.
TASTING NOTES Arran 18 Pure By Nature
Nose: it exhibits spicy aromas, culminating in white pepper. It then continues with candied orange and a fresh sensation of herbs. The sherry barrel adds berries to the bouquet (mainly strawberries and cherries). Caramel and honey complete the aromatic profile.
Palate: the mouth feel is spicy, and delivers the same white pepper found to the nose. Then cereals, malt and wholemeal biscuits can be perceived, followed by a note of espresso and ripe yellow fruits (pear, apple and banana).
Finale: medium intensity and persistence. It delivers wThe Arran 18 Pure By Nature is a convincing whisky. It is not particularly complex, but it is easy to appreciate.