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Arran Small Batch

Overall rating
84.98/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Heavily Peated
Bottled
18.04.2018
Number of bottles
1500
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 18 04 18
Barcode
5060044483325
Bottled for
Netherlands
Added on
18 May 2018 2:09 pm by mandragoru
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 63,62

7 × in wishlist

54 × member ratings

215 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Small Batch

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.98 points

  1. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Another interesting release from the Isle of Arran. The peat is indeed completely different from the Machrie Moore with a higher influence of the sea and much sweeter (and powerful, obviously). I particularly liked the nose, however, the palate lacked a little complexity. And it does need water.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The start is surprisingly fruity and heavily sweet with apricots, apples, pears, oranges, accompanied by spices, gingerbread and a soft opening peat. The peat is fairly sweet and coastal with a hint of TCP. Still, you get a sense that there more power behind these fruits and sweetness. Water provides an improved balance and adds leaves, beach sand. It also becomes slightly fattier, while the fruits move toward a tropical side and the peat goes more towards cigar ashes. Vanilla and coconut come forward.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Whoah! This is something else. Much stronger compared to the nose, forceful, with lots of sweet peat and coastal influences. Oranges are in the back, while other fruits disappear in the sheer power. Let the water come. Much better now. We have many sour fruits (oranges, grapefruits) forming a better balance with the peat and coastality (coastalness?).
    • Finish
      87 87
      A fairly long aftertaste with more peat, vanilla sweetness and orange skin.

  2. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Unusual, reminds me of the Irish Connemara.
    • Nose
      84 84
      'Schuimblokken', the yellow hard foam marshmallow. Vanilla sugar, apple, peat, gingerbread and minerals.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Again those foam blocks. Peat and apple. A small touch of caramel.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Vanilla sugar, foam blocks, tumtum, gingerbread and apple.

  4. Eecvi scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

  5. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. emptycask scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    I am realy fond of Arran's, no matter peated or not, but this one just did not do it for me. Pitty...
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not bad, though young and not so heavily peated.
    • Nose
      Peat, salted minerals, earth and virgin mojito.
    • Taste
      Powerful and creamy. Peat, vanilla and sawdust.
    • Finish
      Long, peaty, woody.

  8. Wodanman scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      65 65

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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