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Arran Tuscan Wine Cask Matured

Overall rating
88.87/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sassicaia Red Wine Casks
Number of bottles
900
Strength
58.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044483325
Bottled for
Nauticus & Royal Mile Whiskies
Added on
08 Nov 2018 4:50 pm by Dude1971
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74,34

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Whisky Reviews for Arran Tuscan Wine Cask Matured

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.87 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The notes were written as part of a blind test with wine barrel maturation. I was wrong again, but the whisky was delicious ;-)
    • Nose
      Sweet base, grapes, creamy, vanilla, almonds, more yellow fruits, floury sweet apple, some mint, also a little oak, also slightly tropical, mango and passion fruit, so that could also be a very fruity bourbon barrel ripening, then comes a hint of dark chocolate, a pinch of pepper

      After the first sip also slightly nutty, now I allow the first tip and I think of Sauternes or generally white sweet wine
    • Taste
      Ui, starts with a good portion of oak, sweet, creamy, slightly acidic, tart, clearly oak, now the sweet apple

      With the second sip I cope with the woody start better, nice creamy and sweet, of course still oak, but not so much in the foreground, a breeze of salt, in the start also cherry, nuts, light roasted aromas, but only hinted at, I'm thinking seriously about whether it's not smoke, which I interpret all the time as oak, but I don't have any smoke in my nose, so Islay Rauch is not and then quite bitter and almost bitter, no I stay with the oak, what then speak for European oak, then I'm at French Oak
    • Finish
      It gets fresher, slightly nutty, mint, grapes, medium length, and not as tart as in the beginning, but a slight peppery tingle on the palate

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Significant barrel influence, but not exuberant and therefore not overwhelming. Maybe a bit sprightly, but quite within limits.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    OK, a wine finish naturally makes sense! Does not work in the case, overall very consistent.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dark and sherrylastig, slightly sweaty just after pouring. After a long service life very intense, dark jam (forest fruit or something) and toffee and some malt. With heat, he first appears a little lighter and sweeter, alcohol rises and tickles the nose. Apricot jam, a light acidity, cherry juice, then butter toffee and chewy candy. Overall, the warmer it gets, only a little fruity, but the sweeter.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, quite strong in the beginning with clear tingling on the tongue, not nearly as sweet as expected. Fir honey and herbs, plus a good blow barrel acid. As fruity as in the nose, it does not work now.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Dries back further, warms pleasantly, the acid initially astringent while the harsh tones remain clearly on the palate, but then suddenly disappeared. Overall medium.

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting - singlemalt xmas calendar.

    my guess: Sweet winey cask influence with alc power around 60% and 10yo - could be any distillery, as the dram is smothered by the cask.

    What can be said positively is that wine and whisky play well together, the wine is well integrated albeit a bit too much, imho. More towards sweet liqour than whisky.

    A treat for those who like sweet fruity winelike herbal whiskies. Not my particular favourite, but not bad.

    Water brings out even more sticky sweetness, wine, herbals.

    Thank you for the experience but I don't need it again.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet wine, dark and sweet cherries, raisins, black currant marmalde, chocolate, herbs trending slightly towards Jaegermeister with a touch of menthol. There is also a cherry wine in the Ukraine they sell hot on x-mas markets that this reminds me of.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Reminds me of Thibarine from Tunisia. Very sweet, candied red fruits in abundance. Even more wine and less whisky. Wouldn't I know it is a malt whisky I would have a hard time guessing in a blind tasting.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Finish is about average length with the alcohol finally tickling the tongue leaving a menthol aftertaste. There is Ratzeputz around in northern Germany. It is about that, though minus the chili.

  4. Koalafant scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    2019-09-25 => 90/100

  5. kimmosuo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. huseeraaja scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    it was an interesting experience but i don't think i could drink a bottle of this. very much worth trying though. 6.5/10
    • Nose
      unusual. are we in india here? it's rather "paul john", but extra sweet with cherry pie filling and fudge. some perfume comes out with time, rosewater? really quite good but in danger of tipping into the sickly side of things for me.
    • Taste
      matches the nose quite well, with cloves and candied orange, but then something doesn't quite work here. a butyric note competes with the spirit.
    • Finish
      quite long - effervescent, apples, some chocolate, cherry liqueurs. profile is fairly two dimensional overall.

  9. hauti scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Grandiose malt
    For me a highlight 2018
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. chalky scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Colour is a nice Amontillado Sherry colour. The nose is one of the sweetest I've tasted, really interestingly so and thoroughly unctuous. It's an interest mix against what feels like an obviously sherried whisky but that Red Wine finish just powers through to dominate, all in a harmonious way. The palate packs a real punch, it's warming but not overly so, it's really fruity, mixing both obvious red berry with quite a tropical undercurrent. The finish is clean and well balanced, this is not a dram you're going to want to drink a shed load of at once but it's all the more interesting for it. A real occasion dram

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