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Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

Overall rating
84.29/100
votes
130
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

€ 47.68

15 × in wishlist

130 × member ratings

297 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.29 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. El Bastardo scored this whisky 60 points 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
      Light fruit with medium-strong sugar sweetness. Alcohol slightly acrid. Water doesn't smell too good for him.
    • Taste
      Slightly vinous, slightly sherry-like.
    • Finish
      Almost nonexistent.

  4. Jackson05 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    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.

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  6. 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.

  7. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  8. whiskygalaxy scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  9. florianbaethge scored this whisky 88 points Newbie

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

  10. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

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