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Arran 2004

Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
2
Whiskybase ID
WB119911
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
20.09.2004
Bottled
02.02.2018
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2004/014
Number of bottles
305
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
SPEC'S
Market
us United States
Added on
26 Oct 2018 12:18 pm by DIONYSUS2
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2004

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Man, I just love sherried Arran, and this whisky delivers all the good stuff. This whisky manages to evoke both the snow-bound cozy Christmas, as well as the subsequent sunny Caribbean vacation. It’s similar in profile to The Bodega, only richer, thicker, and not as hot. It’s loaded with those tropical fruit and exotic spice notes that I expect from Arran, paired with heavy but not overbearing Oloroso notes.

    Nose: Rich Oloroso sherry. Lots of sweet brown sugar, roasted malted barley, and some browned butter. Cherries, figs, banana, blood orange, and a bit of aged balsamic. Candied ginger, cinnamon, and dried chilis. Crepes topped with strawberries and melted dark chocolate. A hint of hay and dried herbs. Lightly-toasted walnuts and sesame seeds.

    Palate: Thick texture. Rich spices and a pile of caramel on the arrival: clove, cinnamon, cardamom, and a bit of cumin. A wave of tropical fruit (pineapple, banana, kiwi, mango) and mulled wine, then thick malt and varnished oak on the development. A bit of nutty bitterness, more of those toasted walnuts perhaps. Toasted coconut, brown sugar, and chocolate chip cookies on the back end.

    Finish: Medium-length, filled with warm spices. Fizzy orange sherbet, pineapple fried in brown sugar and rum, dried fruit leather, sugared raisins, blood orange, and plantain chips. Red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting. Clove, cardamom, dried ginger, and vanilla bean.

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