Arran The Bothy - Quarter Cask

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Quarter Cask
Batch 4
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 01 05 18
Added on
29 May 2018 9:13 pm by CortheFarmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 46.68

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Whisky Reviews for Arran The Bothy - Quarter Cask

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.91 points

  1. rkrk scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    Not much to add to Thermidor. A sweet grainy whisky with a citric finish (reduced). I prefer the 10 year old.

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A decent recipe for making young whisky drinkable, but IMHO it's getting uncomfortably close to being a bourbon.
    • Nose
      It's young and closed up, desperately needing water to cut some of its sharpness, but it's instantly recognizable as Arran because of that caramel / russian candy note. A sweet, gentle smoke (Ritmeester Sweets), and some dried barley. Water brings up a certain coastal saltiness, like Bunna or Clyne. It also pushes a lot of bourbon and grain whisky-like notes to the fore.
    • Taste
      Neat it's just too young and strong to leave much of an impression. Water helps a lot with the body, and releases all those ex-bourbon tastes, with lots of corn sweetness (some Maker's Mark or Buffalo Trace type things), and a youthful grain side to it as well. It's simple and very "craft", but it does its job, and has no off notes.
    • Finish
      Water makes it lasting but not very strong. Without it there barely is a finish. Mostly on high-corn grain, with a slightly bitterish, reedy tail.

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not bad at all!!
    • Nose
      Soapy, perfumy, american oak (coconut) (Reduced: more floral notes like a florist)
    • Taste
      Creamy, peppery, sweet, spicy, drying (Reduced: more flavor with floral notes)
    • Finish
      Grassy, warm and drying

  5. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Extremely smooth dram with predominant scent of yellow lemon.
    Great value for money
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. punchbowl scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

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


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