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Arran The Marsala Cask Finish

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finishes
Marsala Cask Finish
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 07 18 / L 23 07 18
Added on
11 Aug 2018 6:03 pm by Avazo37

Average value

€ 47,36

14 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

255 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran The Marsala Cask Finish

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.01 points

  1. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  2. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  3. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
      citric fruits, almonds, honey
    • Taste
      70 70
      spices, nuts, bitter oranges
    • Finish
      73 73
      fruit, pepper

  4. punchbowl scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

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

  5. thatcher2000 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh fruits, dark cherries, dried meadows,raisins, flowers
    • Taste
      84 84
      coffee, honey, herbs, resin, anise
    • Finish
      84 84
      long finish of wood and dried cherries, spices

  6. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    ● The amber dress.
    Tears solid and thick with large drops.

    ● The nose
    Gourmand. Cereals and almonds, Almond creams, dried fruits, grapes and whisky cream. Rum baba, tiramisu. Sugar and egg white. Easter egg with brandy.

    ● The mouth.
    Creamy. Sweet, egg white with sugar, almond whisky cream. Raisin, chocolate pear. Grape and mascarpone rum. Coffee Tiramisu.

    ● The final.
    Moderately long and vegetal. Licorice and cereal.

    A finish where the distillate is replaced for me, the Marsala dominates, the egg cream and the almond are too dominant. The expression is however quite successful.

    If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 86

  7. Lorion scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose could be gigantic, unfortunately it pushes down the alcohol that stings. The palate is classified as "good", but in no way surprised. The finish is inconspicuous, but pleasant.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Mandarin and almonds. Some alcohol. Intensive pistachios are here. And gradually oak comes through. Intense and spicy. Anise. Some nougat still and a sourish appeal. Wood.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Full and intense. Quite also tingling. Very cute. Mandarins gels. Fruit tea. Mild coffee in the dessert.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium. Orange peel. Decently bitter.

  8. FuturePerfect scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very interesting and complex finish of Arran, which for a NAS whisky contains an astonishingly wide variety of flavors and which you can stand longer and develop. Very sweet, very creamy, very strong and a convincing mixture of Brennereicharakter and barrel influence. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Strong sweetness, spicy honey, fruity and sparkling notes of apples and pears, roasted almonds, frosting.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Gorgeous sweet, gummy bears in harmony with strong oak and hints of gingerbread. Very mouth-filling and oily.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Gentle oak, light and pleasant bitterness, a little residual sweetness, reminiscent of honey.

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. SweetPeat did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    He needs time, nothing else in his nose. Then he opens slowly, becomes very Christmassy. Still never intense, rather subtle and easy.
    Not really opulent in the mouth either, no hint of sweetness. Dry and spicy.
    IM not sure. He definitely has something, but I need a few more tries before I rate him.
    • Nose
      Very cautious at the beginning, then comes slowly candle wax, cotton candy, roasted almonds, glazed apples, candied oranges, later also vanilla, caramel and some malt and ... lavender? Like soap, but in a pleasant way.
    • Taste
      Very dry, spices (cloves, nutmeg), white pepper, then pecans, dominoes, oranges, dried fruits, light grapes, oak
    • Finish
      Medium (5/10) with wood and nuts


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