Arran 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
20 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Professional Danish Whisky Retailers in Denmark
dk Denmark
Added on
16 Sep 2018 11:53 am by Speyside
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 134.25

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10 × member ratings

11 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.86 points

  1. maltandgrains scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A strong nose, that's sadly let down a little by its taste.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet caramel and vanilla from one feet away. Nose deep in fresh pears and apples. Floral, with a hint of strawberry. Smooth and balanced. Cream pudding. Citrus.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Overripe melon and banana. Oaky, spicy burn. Vanilla and floral notes. Slightly perfumed and a little bitter. Reminiscent of white wine. Balanced, but one could wish for more complexity at this age.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium length. Mostly old wood and few spices. Unfortunately rather dull.

  2. Syleo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A great nose, which for me breaks down in taste because of the tart and sour hand cream associations. An impression that is not uncommon in old hogsheads, but which, unfortunately, can rarely really inspire me and unfortunately has a significantly negative impact on the overall impression for me, even if the finish really tries to provide a certain balance.
    • Nose
      87 87
      After pouring out, the pale straw gold in the glass shows an unexpectedly large number of firm, thick bubbles for the manageable 52 volume percent. Apple juice is the first association, while a biting note of acetone-alcohol with white wine vinegar quickly settles over it at the beginning. Once this has evaporated, the apple juice comes back as apple chewing gum, accompanied by grapes, physalis, honeydew melon and blossom honey on a sheet of zinc. Add to that ex-bourbon-typical sourdough and some cocoa, behind it some dry sawdust, green tea, white pepper and macadamia nut. An excellent ex-bourbon cask nose!
    • Taste
      79 79
      Tart and slightly bitter sourdough, fruit chewing gum and cold tea run through the mouth with a gentle burn. At first, nougat cream on gray bread shimmers through, but then a slightly too perfumed and slightly metallic taste wins the upper hand, as if you had accidentally got some hand cream on your lips.
    • Finish
      82 82
      The finish is quite long, but still light and also a little cream-emphasized. Sawdust and fruit chewing gum stick, as does the memory of cold tea with a splash of lemon juice.


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