I agree with Willie, the Arran-Malts are good stuff and they are best without any experimental-finishing-nonsens, just give it a fine cask and 10 years or more to mature and youÂ´ll get a rather good malt. Well, a few of their finished expressions are good too, I mean to remember a brandy-cask and an italian redwine. Even the 4 y.o. peated from bourbon and from sherry cask, I tried at the munich whisky and bar festival early this year. were already highly drinkable.
All the Arran malts I've had have been very good. I plan on trying their 10-year-old some time.
Your statement makes me believe that you are a big arran-specialist. But the second sentence turns it to a laugh. How many arrans did you try? 3? 7? 15? Do you know that there are already more than 250 bottlings? (in words: two-hundered-and-fifty)
I tried about 30 of them and IÂ´d say I donÂ´t know much about arran and I donÂ´t dare to give a general statement about it.