Arran 1996 WhB

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Stated Age
16 years old
10yrs Bourbon, 6yrs Palo Cortado Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Aug 2018 8:58 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 74.46

4 × in wishlist

48 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 WhB

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.59 points

  1. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Info from Whiskybroker's website and FB page:
    This whisky was bottled a few years ago (at Bruichladdich distillery oddly enough).We tasted it, liked it, re-corked it and re-sealed it.
    This Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled at Arran Distillery and filled into a bourbon cask in 1996. After maturing for more than 10 years, it was transferred into a Palo Cortado sherry cask and spent a further six years maturing.
    It was a private cask where I purchased the bottles from the owner. I liked it but wasn’t confident about the corks so re-corked the bottles. The label was a private label and the ink had run with damp so they’ve been re-labelled.

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, and pretty powerful. Some red fruits, pleasant dram.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, more red fruits, plums, raisins. Pretty some alcohol. A bit floral as well.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty powerful, red fruits, plums. Some honey, chocolate. Black currants, wine gums.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still powerful, some red fruits, black berries. Not too long.

  3. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    ????: gold ruby
    ????: bourbon, intense, slightly wine, barrel, volatile and scratchy, not very good, gives the impression of over 50% and not below, softens towards chocolate and nuts, hazelnut dominates, slowly makes up ...
    ????: sweet, delicate, slightly pinching, slightly alcoholic, nicely chocolate and nutty, I am impressed because very tasty and drinkable, very nicely arranged, due to low power it ends quickly,
    ????: delicate, not too long
    A big plus for smoothness and nutty climate. It is a pity that short because nothing and nothing is possible to develop ... Correct.
    ????: 4/10
    ????: 85/100

  4. kimmosuo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Casketje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a very good, gentle sherry man
    • Nose
      89 89
      dried apricots, honey gingerbread, cereals, dark chocolate, roasted hazelnuts
    • Taste
      87 87
      Caramel, orange juice, spicy cinnamon, cloves and pepper, but tasty
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium-long, spicy oak flavors, dried fruit and a trace of salt remain

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  8. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A nice malt for a reasonable price. Beautiful sherry profile without convincing.
    • Nose
      Nut, salt, sherry, red fruits, marzipan, cinnamon, leather, dry, subtly smoky.
    • Taste
      Spicy aromas, oak, cedar, pepper, sherry, red fruits, marzipan, cinnamon, lemon, sea breeze, coast.
    • Finish
      Spicy, red fruits, lemon, sea breeze.


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