Arran 1996 TWC

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Butt
53.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 sep 2017 6:59 pm by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.90

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15 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Arran 1996 TWC

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.62 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [October 2017]  Arran was the first new scottish distillery build after the whisky crisis of the eighties and with that in mind it focussed on high quality...

    ...and finally I found another good release from TWC after almost all of their recent releases came from rather dull and leached casks.  But as I stated before, the Arran distillery focussed on quality these times (and hopefully they still do - we will see in twenty years from now)...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the texture shows a sticky ring at the top of the glass that very late builds some very slow legs and tears. It looks like a great oiliness. The nose is quite punchy first but then offers a modern "herbal" sherry profile.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste shows a delicious and flawless modern sherry profile with adorable chocolatey flavours, I like that. Some water smoothes the dram and turns it sweeter but I like it better when neat.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The mouthfeel is a little hot but nicely coating with no bitter or astringent moments. The finish is long and adds more of the nice chocolatey flavours and spices from the wood. No bitterness or drying out, and surprisingly I do not find the herbs from the nose in both the taste and finish.

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  3. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86


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