I tried the Arran 16 Years and Arran 17 Years but I never came round publishing my review of the Arran 18 Years, the end product so to speak. This is the general release, not the limited edition that was presented in 2015.
Arran 18 yo
(46%, OB +/- 2017)
Nose: bright with plenty of orchard fruits. Orange peel, baked apples, peaches. Vanilla and cinnamon, with hints of toasted oak. Then some underlying mineral notes come to the fore. Wet limestone.
Mouth: same feeling of tinned pineapple and peaches on syrup, with gingery oak and a coastal edge. Vanilla custard. Brioche. A little butterscotch. In the end more towards raisins.
Finish: long, with milk chocolate, vanilla and some grassy notes.
A sweet, natural Arran with some nice coastal touches. Easy drinking whisky, really good for a core expression. Around € 90.