Arran 18-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
18 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
28 Feb 2019 5:47 pm by Malzbrenner

Average value

€ 80,61

6 × in wishlist

45 × member ratings

167 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 18-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.21 points

  1. Bam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Great filling, with great fruit notes from a lot of apple and lemon, as well as some exotic fruits. In addition, a very pleasant and strong oak note with a lot of dark chocolate.
    • Nose
      Immediately a sweet, light fruit note, with a lot of green apple, but also exotic fruits like kiwi, mango. Freshly squeezed lime juice and some salt. Behind it is a strong hint of vanilla and a little caramel, interwoven with a slightly musty oak note.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, silky mouthfeel. First citrus notes, before the apple and the kiwi appear again, nice, light fruit cocktail. Suddenly there is a tingling on the tongue, and the oak takes over, this brings strong, dark chocolate and a little nougat, as well as a nice spice.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and still the apple. Again slightly salty out the back.

  2. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Beautiful 46% vol. Typical mix of ex-bourbon and sherry casks. Very complex.
    • Nose
      First sweet fruits, vanilla and something that reminds me of Christmas. And oak, no wonder at 18 years.
    • Taste
      Chocolate, caramel sweet with vanilla. And a sharpness. Fruity, no lemon, orange, more orange juice.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The fruit stays and also a chocolate.

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    C: I had this in March and liked it very much [Blog87]. This appears to be a softer/tamer batch [or bottle], with a shorter finish.

  6. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    The first person I stop and talk to [on my way to TBWC stand] is Mariella Romano, followed by Colin Hampden-White [thethreedrinkers.com]. Now based in Glasgow and Global Brand Ambassador for Arran, Mariella pours us both the 18yo which I've not tried before.

    C: Solidly competent whisky and at £76, a fine alternative for fans of the Macallan 12yo sherry wood say, at £70.


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