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Arran 21-year-old

Overall rating
88.98/100
votes
121
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 11:55 am by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 145,43

85 × in wishlist

121 × member ratings

358 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 21-year-old

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.98 points

  1. LeChiffre scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

    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.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Also Arran has not been spared by the sulfur plague. Light one note, which can be driven away badly with air, behind it very mediocre "sherry" and sulphurous spicy notes, the overall picture is then not so wrong. Disappointing that you can not even buy Arran blind anymore.

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Finally a magnificent OB. Complex, fruity, spicy, oaky. Nice stuff!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh and floral. Citruses, green apple, honey, vanilla and salted minerals.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Oily. Sweet fruits, honey, milk chocolate, ginger, white pepper and matured oak.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, spicy, fruity, oaky.

  9. Kaleva scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Solid Arran, nicely balanced and well-composed. Maritime feeling, light minerality - these notes most likely belong to Arran’s signature profile. However, this expression lacks complexity as for this age.
    • Nose
      Fresh, slightly coastal with light minerality, vanilla, lemon pie, blueberry jam, light floral notes on the background
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly spicy, maritime notes (brine, kelp), lemon zest, some oak
    • Finish
      Medium-long, mouthwatering, leathery, oaky, dried berries

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