Nose: Light, fresh and slightly chalky with notes of honey, banana peel and a smidge of hay, as well as some vanilla custard.
Taste: Rather a thin mouthfeel, which is no surprise considering the abv. Peanut skins, slightly bitter and soft fruits. Somewhat reminiscent of a blonde ale.
Finish: Soft spices and a gentle maltiness. Short to medium in length.
Perfectly fine and I can’t find much to fault. Then again, the Glen Grant Arboralis doesn’t offer much in the way of depth. A decent, summery dram that might just work very well in a highball.
This single malt Scotch whisky is aged in ex bourbon and ex Spanish sherry oak casks. Arboralis delivers notes of creamy toffee and ripe pears, finishing with a long, satisfying hint of delicate spice.
Arboralis, a term meaning “light from within the trees,” is a bright, golden single malt Scotch whisky, aged in ex- Bourbon and ex-Spanish Sherry oak casks and sheltered by tall, ancient trees lining the Victorian Gardens of The Glen Grant Distillery. Nurtured in traditional dunnage warehouses, Arboralis is an unmistakable tribute to the legendary Glen Grant flavour profile. The newest single malt Scotch in The Glen Grant range beams with an enticing, bright gold colour, floral and fruity aromas of dried raisins, honeysuckle, oaky malt notes and hints of lemon citrus. On the palate, it delivers notes of oak and butterscotch, which merge with dried fruits, followed by a touch of light spice. With a long finish, notes of malt, vanilla and pear linger.
10 Years Old