Arran distillery was founded in 1995 and is the only distillery on the Isle of Arran, located in Lochranza. The distillery was was founded by former director of Chivas, Harold Currie.
Arran Malt 10 year old hasn’t got oranges in it. I just got the same vibes from it as I did when I saw Clockwork Orange for the first time. Kubrick’s groundbreaking film was violent and disturbing but at the same time, funny and ridiculous. Just like Arran 10 is in my book, contradictory when trying to put it in the ‘fruity whisky’ category.
Why is a whisky as fruity as Arran 10YO so powerful in your throat and not smooth. Perhaps too young for the palate it has? Well, I usually like smoky and earthly stuff so I guess you shouldn’t take my words seriously. And for the record: I don’t want to claim this as a bad dram. On the contrary, it’s very rich and adventurous. I won’t suggest you to buy a bottle but you should get a sample, if possible. Arran 10 yrs is that interesting.