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Arran 2011

Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
05.10.2011
Bottled
04.09.2017
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
2011/1832
Number of bottles
232
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482526
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
Added on
16 Nov 2017 9:39 am by Zjrohm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 78.35

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2011

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Very standard and not complex.
    Just some vanilla, citrus and smooth peat...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A young and intense whisky, I was expecting maybe even more peaty, but finally this one leaves room for something else and it is rather nice. This sweet malted side that I appreciate at reasonable dose in others like Ledaig or Caol Ila bottled at Signatory Vintage for example is present here. I recommend testing it without water at first, then add it gradually if you want to soften it. That said it should not be too dilute on pain of reaching a threshold of sweetness turning to the disgusting. www.passionduwhisky.com
    • Nose
      Nose: This nose does not lack texture, it is peated of course, fat, enveloping. All in all it's quite sweet, on impalpable sugar, mint. Yes it is fresh, the vanilla itself comes lightly. The backstory is made of honey and fruit very typical Arran, apples, pears. The peat makes me think of an antiseptic ointment, but it is not too aggressive. Probably this should be suitable for fans of Machrie Moor. A few drops of water will bring lemon cream.
    • Taste
      Palate: In his malty approach, he demonstrates youth. Alcohol does not bring the whole into an irreparable imbalance. The soft aspect of the nose is somewhat jostled by wood, spices. But in the second part of the mouth a return on barley sugar, ripe apple, honey, vanilla, will restore a balance. The peat is particularly vegetal, slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Final: Long, on sweet malt. The plant aspect seems to settle.

  3. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    03-03-2018
    • Nose
      78 78
      peat, vanilla
    • Taste
      76 76
      predominant peat, vanilla, pepper
    • Finish
      74 74
      predominant peat, vanilla

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