Nose: Very multi-layered nose that needs a little bit of time and demands. First oak and bourbon aromas are in the nose. You could almost think the good guy is a bourbon. But then fight a beautiful malt sweetness and brown apples in the foreground. The whole thing is caressed by spices and some tannins (sour notes from the oak).
Taste: Full and spicy on the mouth (the alcohol pushes). Almost peppery spicy. Once the palate has grown accustomed to it, a fruit candy explodes in the mouth. Apples and bright apricots with vanilla sugar. In the finish, the sweetness reaches its peak and is then accompanied by spicy oak in a long finish.
Conclusion: Great Arran with an unprecedented combination of spicy oak and overly sweetened fruit.