Top 10 whiskies that won’t break the bank

9 – The Arran Malt 14 Year Old

The Arran MaltAgain there is a range of non-age and cask finishes, including a sweet Sauternes finish, that are available from this distillery. But the 14-YO is a great drop although at 46% abv it is one that might require a touch more water than other whiskies.

The 14-YO was released in 2010 to replace the 10 Year Old and has been finished in Bourbon and Sherry hogsheads for two years. The Arran distillery only opened in 1995, so it has recently released a 16 Year Old and will be launching its 18 Year Old in 2015.

Spicy, sweet with a delightful long finish the 14-YO is definitely a dram to keep an eye out for.

4 Responses to “Top 10 whiskies that won’t break the bank”

  1. Marinel says:

    Good choice, Andy. I like this one a lot, too…

  2. Ash says:

    One has to wonder what the author knows about whisky, after his article describes Talisker as an Islay whisky and compares it to Lagavulin and Laphroaig. Talisker of course is from the only distillery on the Isle of Skye, as any whisky drinker would know.

    • bigsneds says:

      Doh!! try reading the article again Ash. Think you will find it was a direct comparison with the Islay whiskies. It did not say it was an Islay whisky.

  3. Andrew Scrimgeour says:

    Ash – read the Talisker article properly – it was only a comparison with the Islay whiskies.

    You are, what is known in Scotland, as a bletherin erse!!

    Great choices Andy

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