Arran's The Eagle single malt, which takes its name from a pair of golden eagles which nest in the mountain behind the Lochranza distillery, was drawn from 14 ex-bourbon barrels and seven ex-sherry hogsheads selected by master distiller James MacTaggart. The whisky joins The Peacock, Arran Rowan Tree and The Westie in the Icons of Arran series. Nose: Light and estery with tropical fruit salad, vanilla and caramel. Some nuttiness here too. Palate: Theres the typical buttery notes one expects from Arran, cut with some great citrus notes. It also has a sponge cake and meringue sweetness. Finish: Note overly long but ripe with fresh fruit and honey.