Had a glass of this one right at the opening of the bottle, then another a few months later. Both didn't impress me. Now the bottle is ending and I'm having a last one, so let's see.
N : sherry (thanks captain obvious), toffee, hazelnuts. Very light but very nice herbal note (verbena or chamomille ?). Pepper and a few red fruits. Globally sweet and well done, except for a bit of alcohol tickling, but neither powerful, complex nor delicate.
M : spicier and more acidic. Sherried bitterness (nutskin) I'm not fond of. Orange peels and dark chocolate (I'm fond of). Dry, with an under-average body.
F : still on the bitter side, but lighter. Fresh first, with verbena and overinfused green tea (read : astringency). Ends on a note of rose perfume.
Didn't take water very well in my different tries. More spices, orange peels, chocolate and alcohol on the nose. In the mouth everything is flattened, developping notes of Curaçao. Ends with a green tree bark impression.
I'm not fond of the bitter profile, but this whisky isn't as successful as the reviews made me believe. I believe they aged well an average spirit. That fits the general profile of recent Arran releases. 6/10