Arran 2007

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master of Distilling - James MacTaggart
Stated Age
10 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
54.2 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 12 09 17 3 21:03 BB
Added on
06 Sep 2017 11:06 am by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 86.50

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239 × member ratings

819 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2007

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.12 points

  1. Bam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Like, dominant vanilla and lemon, but behind it both in the nose, and on the palate, behind these two flavors still much to discover. Alcohol is very well integrated, it also tolerates water very well.
    • Nose
      Strong vanilla and lemon. Very sweet and slightly salty. Behind it lies a slightly sour yeast dough note, together with malt and various garden herbs. Butter biscuits, banana and almonds.
    • Taste
      Strong start, silky mouthfeel. Starts very sweet with caramel, brown sugar and vanilla, then again very strong lemon, also that is very sweet, but at the same time also salty. The banana comes again. Then the oak slowly announces itself and becomes stronger and stronger.
    • Finish
      Medium. White pepper, oak, dark chocolate, mint and lemon. Astringent.

  2. Ruisdael scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    See Ralfy review September 2018. 90/100. Review 741.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla, stewed apple and pear, mild apricot and sweet orange, grainy, fruitcake, honey, a tea note, nutty, some nutmeg and sawdust.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla, honey, apricot, peach, baked apple with cinnamon, bitter orange zest, more fruitcake, roasted nuts and an increasing woodbitterness.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium in length: vanilla, grapefruit, bitter nuts, strong astringent and drying oak wood notes.

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
      Bit of whey, vanilla, ice cream and butter and fatty cake. This becomes less dominant over time
    • Taste
      85 85
      muffins with blueberries. chocolate sprinkles
    • Finish
      84 84
      fatty, like an oliebol (deepfried dough with raisins, served with powdered sugar)

  5. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  6. Svjatogor scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    n: fresh fruit, citrus, grapes, nice vanilla, butterscotch, caramel
    t: oak, fruit, spicy
    a: spicy, fruity, light, oak

  7. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Vanilla, orange, malt, peanut, apple, mint and limestone.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Vanilla, pecan, orange and apple.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Vanilla, apple, pecan, orange and caramel.

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Totoro scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Never thought I'd say this, but I like the NAS better. In comparison, the "Bothy" (batch 1) is much more to my liking.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Acidic-vegetal, with some soft maritime notes. The Arran character is palpable: tart citrus alongside spicy arboreal aromas (pine), but somehow it's a bit muddled and vague and less fresh than I'd hoped. Lots of resinous and herbal notes from the (pretty dominant) wood: tree bark, sap, camphor.
    • Taste
      77 77
      The nose had some nice aspects, but this is where it loses me. Too much "dark", musty oak for a release that should boast lively, fruity bourbon freshness. Very bitter and uncompromising from start to finish. Water makes it a lot more peppery, but not any sweeter.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Bitter lemon.


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