Arran 14 Year Old Whisky
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The Arran 14 is the second age statement in the range from The Isle of Arran Distillery. Aged in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels, bringing sweet vanillas and caramels, and ex-sherry casks the Arran 14 displays sweet ripe fruit notes backed up by floral perfumes reminiscing that of a summer’s day in the Scottish highlands.
A great option for someone who wants to think about the whisky in their glass. If you want to give your guests a curveball or perhaps you’re planning a whisky tasting, this would be an ideal option. The unique climate on the Isle of Arran, combined with the casks chosen, make this a complex and intriguing malt. One of a kind, we highly recommend that you add this to your collection.
Scotch whisky is a very broad category consisting of various styles, regions and production methods. It is unclear whether Ireland or Scotland was the first to produce whisky but it is likely that the practise became common in both countries concurrently. It is commonly thought that the knowledge of distillation was brought to Scotland (and Ireland) by monks returning from the Mediterranean and the Middle East in around 1000AD.
Appearance: Bright gold.
Nose: Ripe pineapples and fresh-cut hay.
Taste: Soft vanilla with sweet citrus notes.
Finish: Caramels and floral notes are elongated by slight tannins from the oak.
Overall: A bright and interesting 14-year-old whisky that is truly unique when it comes to island malts. Tropical fruit and floral notes are accentuated by elegant vanillas and caramel.
Scotch whisky (Scottish Gaelic: uisge-beatha; Scots: Scots whisky/whiskie, whusk(e)y; often simply called whisky or Scotch) is malt whisky or grain whisky (or a blend of the two), made in Scotland.
All Scotch whisky was originally made from malted barley. Commercial distilleries began introducing whisky made from wheat and rye in the late 18th century. As of 2020, there were 134 Scotch whisky distilleries operating in Scotland.
All Scotch whisky must be aged in oak barrels for at least three years. Any age statement on a bottle of Scotch whisky, expressed in numerical form, must reflect the age of the youngest whisky used to produce that product. A whisky with an age statement is known as guaranteed-age whisky. A whisky without an age statement is known as a no age statement (NAS) whisky, the only guarantee being that all whisky contained in that bottle is at least three years old. The minimum bottling strength according to the regulation is 40% alcohol by volume. Scotch whisky is divided into five distinct categories: single malt Scotch whisky, single grain Scotch whisky, blended malt Scotch whisky (formerly called “vatted malt” or “pure malt”), blended grain Scotch whisky, and blended Scotch whisky.
Where and by whom is it distilled?
At the Isle of Arran Distillery is in Lochranza, Scotland. The only distillery on the isle of Arran.
What, exactly, goes into it?
Water, Malted Barley, Yeast.
Any other recommendations?
If the person you’re buying for is a fan of the Arran 14 Year Old, you could also try The Green Spot, The Edradour 10, or Nikka Coffey Malt.
If you want to buy a bottle of Arran 14 Year, our flagship venue TT Liquor has it available online and in-store. TT also runs a magazine packed with great brand interviews.
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