Since Arran only began production in 1995, this Arran 8 Years Old Vintage Collection 1996 would have to be one of the earliest expressions from the first new distillery in Arran for over 150 years. This exciting new venture in Arran was kicked off by Harold Currie, a former head of Chivas who was convinced that Arran had all the right qualities for making a sensational dram. He’s been proved right time and time again with each of their releases and Arran 8 Years Old Vintage Collection 1996 is no exception. It has a sweet, honeyed nose with a lemon and lime twist. The palate is oily and sweet with a fruity character while the finish is nice and spicy.