Nose: clean and oaky, with sawn lumber at first. This gradually evolves into an array of fresh fruits: honeydew melon, green banana, pineapple. Light coconut. Fresh, clean, and appealing.
Taste: off-dry and sappy with a hint of cinnamon pastry, leading into a straightforward malty delivery which builds into some nice vanilla-citrus notes mid-palate, before oaky dryness takes over.
Finish: short and dry.
Balance: a little oak-heavy to be honest, but a nice display of concentrated malt flavours nonetheless. Arran's signature lively fruitiness is somewhat tamed compared to other bottlings I've tried. A nice dram with a lovely aroma, but not quite the zinger I was hoping for.