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Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
88.20/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Burgundy Cask
Number of bottles
750
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044483325
Added on
21 Oct 2018 1:34 pm by DIONYSUS2
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

27 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

157 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    great part, ivh think that went to 100 ¬ that was appropriate, he lives extremely well from the good barrel in which he was - does not bother me, I would buy, I missed
    • Nose
      89 89
      beautiful Sherry nose, creamy berry cocktail, caramel, leather - very balanced - absolutely killed by sherry keg - I do not like Arran, here is nothing left of Arran in the nose
    • Taste
      87 87
      ostensibly a lot of delicious sherry barrel, berry jam and red groats from the very best. Later candied ginger, very warming, typical herbs and spices Arran oak, tree juice, wax, herbal tea with thyme - very yummy - nicely integrated alcohol - but already so Fassassig of the Arran almost nothing remains
    • Finish
      88 88
      warm, fruity, peppery but not alcoholic, slightly dry, very nice complex sherry front with red berries and orange peel - medium to long for his age great

  2. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    blind
    • Nose
      Yes, sulfur, blackberries, cress on cotton wool, herbs, nuts, strawberries, honey, wood, a little cocoa powder, very light earth
    • Taste
      Honey, green apple, herbs, herbal candy, nutmeg, very dark chocolate, coffee, wood, nuts, pepper

  4. MickMatrix scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Comparison between Arran 2006/2018 Small Batch Burgundy Cask 53.6% (WID: 119643) and Arran 2008/2018 Small Batch Tuscan Cask 58.6% (WID: 120849)

    The Burgundy shows forest berries and red groats on the nose. Sour cherries thickened with custard. Plus nice whisky fudge. Also a slight hint of sulfur.
    The Tuscan is a bit fresher and lighter overall. The fruits tend towards strawberries and raspberries. Cherry banana juice. I also have marzipan and floral notes.

    In principle, this continues in the mouth. The Burgundy is fuller and heavier in the mouth. The Tuscan is a bit more lively in comparison. The notes are similar to the nose, only slightly different. They are both a little bit sweeter in the mouth than in the nose, but the fruits are no longer so clearly definable and are now more interwoven. At Burgundy I also have some eraser and minimal gunpowder. With Tuscan I also have orange blossom honey. In addition, I hear a pleasant tingling in both, which I often have with Arrans. Even the oak doesn't look penetrating at all. Often, the wood notes on so young charged whiskys quickly look too clumsy and therefore unpleasant. This is not the case here.

    I really like both malts. Of course, these are fairly charged whiskys, but this does not have a fake or disturbing effect. Similar in design, but different in design. This is how I enjoy young, barrel-emphasized whiskys.

  6. Toto0808 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    delicious
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Bam scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly concentrated berries and cherry aromas that dominate everything here.
    • Nose
      Very intense nose, an intense mix of red fruits and berries, concentrated and concentrated. Black Forest cake, marzipan, dark honey, dark chocolate. Old leather. A little blood orange and vanilla in the background keep the balance.
    • Taste
      Moderate start, oily mouthfeel. Boiled berries and cherries, dark caramel, marzipan. Then slowly a few hostel notes, grapefruit, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. These concentrated berries and cherry aromas, dark chocolate, blood orange are also on the finish.

  8. Matej71 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Leather, old wood, pine needles, cress on cotton wool, blackberries, strawberries, nuts, a little bit of citrus - more in the direction of orange, nutmeg, grasses, little bit that really reminds of dry red wine
    • Taste
      Sweet, dark honey, strawberry, cherry, cherry yogurt, currants, herbs, lemon, even more cherries, nuts, dark chocolate, gets slightly dry in the mouth

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    I don`t usually like wine finishes so I approached this with caution.
    I was right this is not my thing, it just does not taste like how a whisky should, end of.
    Not suited to my palate, the nose is ok , it is too spirity and thin on the palate for me.
    60 points overall
    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      55 55
    • Finish
      60 60

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