That Boutique-y Whisky Company (distilled at Arran) 19 year old, 49.7%
Price: $69 ● Issue: Fall 2017 ● Reviewer: Jonny McCormick
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, palm trees grow on Arran's west coast. That prevailing sunny climate appears to have influenced this mature example from Lochranza: ripe, yellow summer fruits, lime zest, strong mixed spices, and notes of the sea, like sand brushed from seashells. Very approachable; this just oozes sunshine, bringing us the joys of sweet citrus, spices, marzipan, mango, and papaya. The finish is like slurping melted ice cream.