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Arran 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.61/100
votes
149
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
21.11.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 21 11 18
Barcode
5060044483530
Added on
07 Dec 2018 11:49 am by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 147,74

79 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

459 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 21-year-old

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.61 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful voluminous and powerful single malt with complex aromas. Nose and taste are a dream. The finish is quite appealing. Absolute buy recommendation!
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet; dark chocolate; slight hint of citrus fruit; spicy
    • Taste
      90 90
      oily and voluminous in the mouth; fruity sweetness; Grapefruit; Ginger; ripe fruits (free, plums); chocolate notes; very complex
    • Finish
      89 89
      warming and strong; very spicy; Sweetness increasingly turning into slightly bitter oak flavors; nutty

  2. Arjo S scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Missing some complexity, for me the 18 suits better, also more BFYB.

  3. AlexBonoGreen scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Arran 21 yo - my dislike for Arran turns to Love in my eyes! A very bright molt, a mixt of barrels running along the two flanks, and one feels that the barrels are fresh. Very good!
    • Nose
      Lovely sherry-chocolate profile! Velvet barrel, soft ripe tannins, dried fruits, ripe pears, candied fruits, toffee, plum jam, sponge cake with lemon! Great!
    • Taste
      Hot wave, sweet wave of ripe fruit, melon, pears, ripe apples, a lot of tannins, cocoa, fruit paste, sherry in all its glory!
    • Finish
      Velvet woody plum chocolate aftertaste. Simply, concisely ... Simply brilliant!

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another step up from the 18, as it should be.
    • Nose
      Peach, apple, almond, honey, vanilla and a little peanut butter.
    • Taste
      Honey, cashew, peach, apple and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Honey, cashew, apple and peach.

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. 88plus Bus did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose:

    Very clynelishesk & bourbon cask-like: honey, flint sparks, pineapple, salt spray on rocks, and so a tiny bit of sulfur mixed with citrus fruits.

    Taste:

    Creamy and supple in the mouth, then candied ginger and lemon curd are added. Salt almond chocolate and waxy notes. Here he knows how to score.

    finish:

    Relatively inconspicuous, a sparsely sugared grapefruit increasingly sneaks in.

    Conclusion:

    For 21 years and 46% very robust. Needs a lot of time in the glass, better than the 18 year old original bottling and also the 14 year old. But now no complexity grenade. Typical case of a malt that satisfies me but that I no longer need. For real spring malts I prefer a much more fruity bourbon barrel.

    Tasty, but far too expensive for what he can.

  8. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    For 21 years and 46% very robust. Needs a lot of time in the glass, better than the 18 year old original bottling and also the 14 year old. But now no complexity grenade. Typical case of a malt that satisfies me but that I no longer need. Tasty, but far too expensive for what he can. Only just under 88 points.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very clynelishesk & bourbon cask-like: honey, flint sparks, pineapple, salt spray on rocks, and so a tiny bit of sulfur mixed with citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy and supple in the mouth, then candied ginger and lemon curd are added. Salt almond chocolate and waxy notes. Here he knows how to score.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Relatively inconspicuous, sparsely sugared grapefruit increasingly sneak in, otherwise rather unspectacular.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    17-03-2019
    • Nose
      83 83
      sherry
    • Taste
      85 85
      sherry
    • Finish
      86 86
      sherry

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