Overall rating
Single Malt
House of McCallum (HoMc)
Bottling serie
The Vintage Collection
Stated Age
22 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
50.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Mar 2019 12:08 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 127.27

8 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 HoMc

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.09 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. Sandman scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peach, vanilla, honey, banana, melon, grass, lemon, creme brulee, flowers, apple and apricot.
    • Taste
      Lemon, vanilla, peach, unripe banana, honey, almonds, apple and apricot
    • Finish
      Medium, dry, almonds, lemon, vanilla, peach, hint of licorice and apple

  4. Northern&Isles scored this whisky 98 points Expert Senior

    Great and currently oldest Isle of Arran.
    Very tasty and recommendable.
    Complex, balanced and balanced.
    Nice combination of lighter fruits, grass, hay, spices and herbs, vanilla, toffee and fudge.
    Not too much oak influence from barrel.
    Slightly bitter towards the finish, but in no way disturbing.

  5. Wolfe Tone scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Blind tasting:

    Fragrance: rich, dusty wood, honey, malt, green herbs, grass (bourbon nose)
    also sweet fruit, peach, apple - peach very striking

    Taste: dry wood, rich malt, apple, peach again clear, juicy and sharp

    Finish: green herbs, wood, apple and a little alcohol.

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. GJR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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


Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.


Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  

Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021

Forgot your password?