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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
House of McCallum (HoMc)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Collection
Vintage
21.08.1996
Bottled
01.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1053
Number of bottles
306
Strength
50.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Mar 2019 12:08 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129,77

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 HoMc

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Apple juice, honey, coconut, vanilla and mango. Turns creamy.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Honey, vanilla, coconut, apple, hazelnut, minerals and a meaty touch.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pear, vanilla and honey.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Typical bourbon nose (vanilla, crème brûlée), but with a beautiful fruity and elegance and delicacy that I have not always detected at Arran.
    We find these sensations in the mouth with beautiful spicy notes.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

    Whisky n ° 2077

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A good bottling, which (if you know it) harbours some typical Arran characteristics. It also stays rather close to the distillate, which I find always something to cherish. On the other side, I do not find this the most complex and characterful release that I have tasted from this distillery.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Rather heavily spirited, but I find some butter, after a while it settles. Some minerals, waxes and a hint of (diluted) honey. Rather thin at first and not very complex. However, after settling in the glass for a while more scent come up. I find apple compote, cooked pears, hints of hay and grass, diluted olive oil and candle wax. Maybe also a faint hint of citrus and some fresh sea air.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Begins rather harsh, but then becomes smoother. The kick of the alcohol remains, but I taste butterscotch, cream butter, vanilla custard and hints of tanned peaches. Luckily the alcohol is drawn to the background to provide a more comfortable experience. The buttery taste is very persistent and lingers long. Behind the bourbon cask influence small hints of metallics and waxes. Definitely beeswax, which is getter stronger by the minute. Add to that some honey, a hint of farm yard, tanned peaches with a bit too much taste from the tin, and copper. I also get some salty orange. Lovely creamy and moutcoating aftertaste with hints of peaches, sour cherries and honey sponge cake.
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Marinthe scored this whisky 65 points Newbie

    • Nose
      Pear, honey, citrus and a fresh green apple.
    • Taste
      Coffee with a sweet syrup and honey.
    • Finish
      Vanille and caramel coffee.

  6. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Wood Marmalade, floral, curry, barley, sweet, white wine, vanilla, ginger (biscuits). Vanilla cream closer to new make with water, caky notes

    Taste: Sweet, spicy, white pepper, grass, sour, citrus also banana. With water cream, barley, bakery like.

    Finish: dry, long becomes sweeter later, white chocolate, bambix, sweet vanilla, the banana lingers

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