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Arran Brodick Bay

Overall rating
87.79/100
votes
222
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Explorers Series
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon , Sherry Hogsheads and Oloroso Butt
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044483486
Added on
28 Jun 2018 12:16 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 213,12

51 × in wishlist

222 × member ratings

1131 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Brodick Bay

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.79 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at the Whisky Show, Budapest 2018.10.27.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Very nice and fruity aromas, quite sweet and exotic. Peaches mango, etc. The alcohol is barely noticeable
    • Taste
      91 91
      Dried fruit, light acid and then the chile catch, all very harmonious and also fruity, the age is here to advantage and binds the barrel very nicely
    • Finish
      93 93
      Here, the Ollorosso ripening dominates, very full of good body and extremely long finish he comes. He warms and just asks for more!
      Class malt

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    definitely a good malt - personally, the style is not so, because he can not decide between his Vattinganteilen and I lack a certain clarity.
    Without the extreme fleshy notes in my nose, I would have given 2 more points - I just do not like whisky smelling of Sunday roast
    • Nose
      87 87
      first waxy citrus zests, canned fruit cocktail with peach, tangerine, pink grapefruit stew with white peel, freshly cut light wooden strips, crystalline flowers, orange oil, apple juice, green tea, after an hour in the glass it becomes meatier, funds, crispy chicken skin, pork roast with crust - the Nose is very clean, mildly aromatic, very volatile
    • Taste
      88 88
      fruity, creamy, light soap note, fresh wood, sweet and malty - the sherry aromas are more in the background form a backdrop of raisins, dates and orange against the superficial citrus flavors
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length - fresh, tart, peppery, yeast pastry with salt and sugar crust

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22,5)
    Fine work (90)
    Go
    • Nose
      Fruit, dry ... soft patent leather and candy ... dried melon, citrus, dusty raisins, dried apricots ... mandarin ... very cool (23)
      Go
    • Taste
      Fruit, juicy, creamy, dry (22,5)
      Go
    • Finish
      Sweet, creamy finish ... citruses and tartar, a pinch of hot pepper ... spicy candies ... wax (22)
      Go

  5. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    25-08-2018
    • Nose
      74 74
      vanilla and fruits, all very subtle
    • Taste
      84 84
      pepper, vanilla, oak, after a while a bit malty
    • Finish
      82 82
      bit of pepper and vanilla

  6. lustaufwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose:
    Pleasantly fruity with peach, apple and raisins. The scent of lemon zest now stands out. Vanilla and a toffee note are added. Finally, I hear a fine wood aroma.

    Taste:
    It starts fruity on the palate. I can taste raisins, dates and oranges with a slight acidity. A malty-sweet note then appears. It continues very creamy and spicy with cinnamon and pepper. I find vanilla and oak flavoring in the end.

    Outlet:
    A medium-long, slightly fruity finish with subtle chocolate and spice notes.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Dronach_Aficionado scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Othorion scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Compared to the previously tasted 21yo (WID: 122174), the Brodick Bay is somehow less classy and delicate.

    Brodick Bay is a little darker. Both the wood and the fruit. Overall, however, somehow less harmonious than the 21yo.

    Brodick Bay is certainly not a bad whisky, but I wouldn't buy it. I like the 21yo better.

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Brodick Bay & Lochranza Castle, the first two in a probably 3-part series.
    I have to say that Lochranza Castle is much more mature and harmonious, I definitely like it better. The finish in Amontillado barrels brings a very harmonious note.
    Brodick Bay has a more youthful character with a rather bitter, tannin-like barrel character.

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