Last night, the members and guests of the Seven Grand Whiskey Society were treated to a tasting of the current Isle of Arran range. Specifically, the 10 year old, the award-winning 14 year old, the Amarone finish, the Sauternes finish, and the Port finish, in that order.
I gave these whiskies grades in the B/B- range (Good). However, the stand outs for me were the the 14 year old and the Sauternes Cask finish, with the latter being my favorite.
On the nose, the Arran Sauternes Cask finish had hints of freshly-sliced red apples and almond jello. A bit candle waxy. Still, it’s perfume. Tasting it neat, I could see myself enjoying this much more often in the Spring time. It’s crisp and sweet. Oddly, I am reminded of glazed donuts or maple bars. The finish is medium in length, and not hot at all. Solid B. I’d buy a bottle of it.
The Arran Malt