Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

Overall rating
84.29/100
votes
137
Whiskybase ID
WB114239
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finishes
Bottled
05.03.2018
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L050318
Barcode
5060044481901
Added on
26 jun 2018 1:17 pm by danilo
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.98

13 × in wishlist

137 × member ratings

306 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

23 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.29 points.

  1. Drum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    a nice summer whisky, fruit salad with red wine cream in liquid form. I like him.
    • Nose
      A mild sweet and sour and fruity nose with apple, strawberries and wine aromas. I inevitably think of fruit punch.
    • Taste
      A mild sweetness with fruity wine tannins. The mouthfeel is astringent. Malty with red berries like cranberries and also pears. Cinnamon is evident and brings a spiciness with... BigRed Chewing Gum!
    • Finish
      Malty and medium length. Warm and fruit marzipan with cinnamon. Fruity red wine cream with canned peaches, strawberries and cherries. Overall fresh and becoming oilier.

  2. ailean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  3. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Well made whisky.
    Nice blend of fruits, spices, malt and pleasant sweetness.

  4. El Bastardo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    For me somewhere right in the middle with a multitude of others who want to stand out but can't make it.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Light fruit with medium-strong sugar sweetness. Alcohol slightly acrid. Water doesn't smell too good for him.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Slightly vinous, slightly sherry-like.
    • Finish
      60 60
      Almost nonexistent.

  5. Jackson05 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Grainy alcohol and aggressive red fruits clash and the result is unharmonious. Lacks elegance, but hey what do you expect when a young whisky meets an aggressive cask. Arran seems to have fair pricing at least.

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A very fine-filigree malt, which stands out for me by the exciting combination of ex-Bourbon barrel fruit notes with floral aromas. In the aroma and taste very interesting, it disappears in the finish relatively quickly, like a breath of wind.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Filigree grape fruit notes, Isabella grapes; Morning dewy meadow flowers, ringlots. The color of rosé wine, the aroma, it could actually be a bit more fruity Schilcher wine.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very fine light Bourbon barrel fruit, pleasant flowery freshness, only very light spice. The rosé wine notes are a bit more intense. Over time, some "cheesier" notes are added. The oak announces itself more clearly.
    • Finish
      89 89
      In the medium-long finish, the Bourbon barrel fruit disappears relatively quickly, the flowery also; like a distant breeze.

  8. Rosebank88 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Surprisingly round and polished. Cherry lollipops and redcurrants as well as salt in the background, Jaffacake with raspberry filling and malt.
      With water: saltier and chocolatier. Bursty accents, effervescent powder with orange and raspberry. Fanta.
    • Taste
      Round, full and buried. Kirschlutscher again or better lollipop. In addition, chocolate, pepper, salt, soaked Loffelbiscuit, dreaded tea.
      With water: salt, lemonade, chocolate and malt.
    • Finish
      Medium long, berry and chocolaty.

  9. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  11. Rotterdram scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Chocolate, Black Tea, after adding some water and substantial breathing you get those raisin and dried fruit notes we all recognize from sherry cask
    • Taste
      84 84
      Spicy peppery in the arrival, barley sugar sweet, candied fruits, chocolate and after adding some water some herbal notes on the background like mint come into play as well as subtil turkish delight
    • Finish
      80 80
      A bit short, a bit thin, again chocolate

  12. florianbaethge scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

    Nice sweet flavour, with good strength
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  13. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Implar scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Sometimes finishes can improve a whisky, this time it didn’t. Tasted at the Wicked Whisky Compagnie Arran tasting.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Very floral, some slight sherry notes, mostly orange.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Nutty arrival, raisins, wet wood. Some tannins and pepper too.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Quite short, mostly raisins and wood notes.

  15. frokzee scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very light, which indicates a low%, fruity, acidic, I had early forest berries on the nose, cinnamon, pepper, changes
    • Taste
      85 85
      Absolute "sugar" bomb in the mouth, now very sweet fruity, then comes a spiciness, chilli, pepper, salt, Christmas spices like gingerbread, no sign of burning, the 50% does not notice
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium length, fruity persistence

  16. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The influence of Italian red wine barrels makes it warm, spicy, fruity, pear and plum. Floral and forest reflections, tulip, undergrowth. Nutmeg and cloves. On the palate it is especially woody, heather earth, oak bark, cinnamon .. Prune, muscat grape, caramel, wine lees. Light lemon in the background. Very good finish, quite long, and fruity as well as pastry. Milk chocolate, cherries with kirsch, orange marmalade. A little charcoal at the end. Tannins.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-arran-amarone-cask-finish.html
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  17. Andreas W. scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nice fruity malt, I like it. But still very young. The aromas are concentrated and powerfully carried on the first onset of high alcohol content, but fade quite quickly and it forms a slightly metallic / spritiger finish. Prices less than 40 € I think OK, over 40 € he would not personally worth it.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  18. Heiko&Paul scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Nose: Flowery, quite appealing, fruity but with 50% to sprittig and distinct youth.
    Slightly reduced to 43%, it opens up and looks rounder overall.
    Tongue: Softer than expected at first, fresh fruit notes then the alcohol hits. Reduced again better and a little more complex.
    Finish: Not long enough. Kind of tinny.

    Conclusion: A little more maturity would be a dream
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  19. Eifelmalt75 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Good malt with a very interesting smell and taste. Something else. Unfortunately, a bit spry and young.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  20. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  21. Simo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  22. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    the nose is overwhelming, red fruits, grapes, some cherries was the first thing on my mind. than there is some malty, spicey tone, hints of oak. finish is all right but rather short
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  23. Rien scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  24. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    N: sweet, full of red (cherry) fruit
    P: fruity, sweet, drying and smooth, the wine is clearly there
    F: spiced red fruit and warm
    C: lovely clean finish, better then 15 years ago

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2022


Forgot your password?

Login