Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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 DIONYSUS2
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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101 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.09 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. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Dark Sherry Alarm with an incredibly creamy sweetness! Even if this is not a dark sherry bottling, the base notes are very similar. Lush fruit, sweetness, leather, caramel, chocolate ... oh no matter, I'll treat myself to the leftover sample and enjoy the wonderfully sweet fruits and the creamy nature of this filling!

    23/22/22/23 (90P)
    • Nose
      Reddish rust with a silky sheen shines out of the Premium Snifter, on the glass wall many small "legs" detach from the oily sheer that formed immediately after panning. Dark and intense sherry rises, raisins mix with sour cherries and morello cherries, a minimal touch of furniture polish is in the air. A few crumbs of caramel and toffee, voluminous alcohol in the nose, hints of wet leather and nuances of tobacco, the nose sounds the alarm and increases the anticipation for the first sip! Strawberries and raspberries, chocolate with oranges, caramel drips on red grapes and black berries ...
    • Taste
      Creamy and extremely sweet, the first sip knows how to please. Tart currants and sour cherries play with strawberries and blackberries, a touch of dark chocolate with vineyard peaches and hazelnuts. Meadow herbs and floral hints, with a subtle spicy note, the alcohol tickles the tip of your tongue. Zest of oranges and grapefruit, zest of lemons, plus creamy caramel and toffee.
    • Finish
      Cozy warmth floods the palate, subtle spiciness tickles the tongue while sweet and sour fruit aromas play with each other. Caramel and dark chocolate, sour cherries and decaying citrus fruits. The aftertaste is long and voluminous in the memory.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    -Blind tasting-
    For me, mint is an indicator of wine barrel maturation or a wine barrel finish. The red shimmering color points in the same direction. Difficult to assess where it's coming from, it looks like the barrel did a decent job. Around 50%, 10 to 12 years.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The sweetness of hand-warm gummy bears. Over time, old, moldy wood, a cellar smell, wet leaves appear. Raisin bread, marjoram and chervil. Acacia honey. Appears thick, the aromas densely packed.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Kinder Em-eukal lies directly on the tongue. Cooling mint, accompanied by grapes, raisins, dried apricots. Cherry jam. Leather, roasted coffee beans.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The cherries from the tongue, mint, marjoram, chervil and candied apricot pieces. Sweet and dry, medium length.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Schafranek scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Dottore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Burgundy barrel matured Arran ... Many have their problems with wine barrel aging, as the character of the respective whisky is often massively falsified. I'm curious what happens to an Arran in a wine barrel. In general, I'm a big fan of this still young distillery. I actually think the new facelift is a bit premature and had to get used to it, but now I like it a lot. This one still has the old logo. The Kupger color of the logo harmonizes perfectly with the color of the whisky. On the nose - clear - red wine, but not particularly penetrative. Nice wine and fruit notes, wet wood, tannins, clove, leather, strawberry, hazelnut, butter, orange and marzipan. I like the nose very much, no fermented, sulphurous-sourish notes. Also very voluminous, creamy, well-integrated alcohol in the mouth. Also here red wine, caramel, blackberry and roasted nuts. In the finish, the taste becomes more "red wine", the barrel is unmistakable here. Red wine tannins, some menthol freshness, candied ginger and slowly getting dry. I just like the overall composition very, very good. Apparently really excellent barrels were used here and without them being able to oxidize for too long. Arran and red wine - that fits almost perfectly here. Hopefully more batches will follow in this direction. 89 points

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • 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

  8. MickMatrix scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  9. 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.

  10. Toto0808 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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