Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
12 years old
Burgundy Cask
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Oct 2018 1:34 pm by LUC HOUBEN
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99,90

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60 × member ratings

137 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.95 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A really nice whisky, if one stands on vollmundingen Weinfasseinfluss, then you are right here
    • Nose
      wow, starts directly intense and full of aromas, very fat, the barrel is very dominant here, intense cooked red fruits, cherry-raspberry-sude, nutty, light acidity of the fruit, one already thinks to chew, one has almost the feeling actually smelling of a red wine, in the background some malt, marzipan, after the first sip also clearly milk chocolate in the nose, the nuts are now also roasted, the nose is really very good
    • Taste
      oily, intense, wow, roasted nuts strike, even a little sulfur, creamy, strong acidity of the berries, I never had that intense, definitely raspberry, but totally concentrated, in addition to the nuts, so from Arran I find nothing more, although in the back something Florales comes through, nice
    • Finish
      Light acidity, some fennel, it is lighter and fresher, yes now shows the Arran his face, while chewing comes then again and again nut and raspberry again more clearly, pleasantly fading

  3. 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

  4. 88plus Bus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    First, nice dark color.

    Nose - no alcohol stands out, very nice.

    Could smell it for hours. Smells like a good red wine and caramel.

    Taste - sch .... is the most delicious - googling right away - there is no more: banghead:

    Tastes of dark fruits, caramel and red wine again. Nice, longer finish

  5. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Massive Burgundy, but not exaggerated, a very well harmony with the young spry distillate.
    • Nose
      Orange peel, rum walnut, chestnut puree, dried fruits, spicy wine, gunpowder and oak.
    • Taste
      Powerful and spicy. Pepper. Dried fruits. Raspberry, strawberry and grape. Honey and caramel. Sulphur and phosphorus.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, spicy, fruity.

  7. BehindSpace scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    needs water imho
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A beautiful young island paint with strong red wine influence, but not too crass fails. He needs some time in the glass, but if you give him this, the Arran is really delicious. The finish is a bit weak, but all in all really great.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Strawberry cream sweets, oranges, galia melon, red apple, dark chocolate, cloves and cereals. The red wine comes through nicely. When the malt gets some time in the glass, it becomes increasingly sweeter and fuller. The alcohol is quite present but not unpleasant. I like it!
    • Taste
      88 88
      Wild strawberries, again the strawberry cream sweet ripe red grapes maybe even raisins, coffee, black pepper and again the clove. The citrus fruit I think again, but here rather than sugared lemon. There's some burnt out caramel and honey. Overall, rather dry on the tongue.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long with passing strawberry, baking cocoa, sweet wood and slightly mineral. Nice game between sweetness and intense tannins at the end.

  9. Eecvi scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

  10. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    no metallic notes or sharpness. a very smooth and balanced composition. performs as a fully-aged whisky.
    • Nose
      aromatic potpourri of wood, red fruits, ripe pears and slightly burned cotton candy.
    • Taste
      very sweet strawberry, doubtlessly strong pinot noir / red vine notes, silky barrique influence.
    • Finish
      fermented red grapes, liquorice, cotton candy, almonds, medium length with a dry finish at the end.


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