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Arran Brodick Bay

Overall rating
87.76/100
votes
179
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

€ 188,59

47 × in wishlist

179 × member ratings

1014 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Brodick Bay

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.76 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. yuyuji scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Nose

    92
    Very nice and fruity aromas, quite sweet and exotic. Peaches mango, etc. The alcohol is barely noticeable
    Taste

    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
    Here, the Ollorosso ripening dominates, very full of good body and extremely long finish he comes. He warms and just asks for more!
    Class

  7. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Smell like strawberry jam and taste like orange dessert? Yum.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Strawberry jam, glazed breakfast cereal, Bristol paper, sharp orange zest and sawdust. Hints of honey, sherry, and oak at the background. Quite some floral perfume in between. After a sip, the orange become even stronger! Very little to no alcohol present.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Full of stewed fruits sweetness, honey, tongue coating sweetness with some Christmas spices. Soft oak, creamy sweet malt, candied orange. Second sip, orange bust!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long with lots of sweetness especially orange and soft oak.

  8. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good work. Pretty saturated and even whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Saturated fruit, vanilla, sweet sherry, citrus, fruit compote, sour berries, apples, some exotic fruits, slightly salted, juicy grass, varnish, raisins, mandarin, mint chill, apple juice, marmalade, malt, manna porridge, plombir in a waffle cup, plum, a little bit of meaty notes. Not spitual
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pepper, grass, fruits, leather boots, citrus, vanilla cream, meat notes.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Heater, pepper, knit, oak, ducasse, vanilla, too herbaceous.

  9. Cheng Chee Kaan scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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