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Arran 1996

Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
5
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
07.02.1996
Bottled
14.11.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
081
Number of bottles
324
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
20 Years Online
Barcode
5060044483004
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
09 Mar 2019 10:45 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 171.25

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange

    NOSE
    Rich and sweet sherry cask notes: sultanas, plump raisins, spiced sponge cake and candied orange peel. Lighter orchard fruit notes build: stewed apple, apple strudel and poached pear. Sugared almonds emerge, along with zesty lemon and a hint of fino sherry dryness.

    PALATE
    Thick cream stirred through with mixed berries: raspberry, blackcurrant and strawberry. Raisins and spice follow, balanced by a touch of bitter char and sour cherries. The spice becomes malt loaf, although sweetness is controlled. Rich and dark notes of fruit cake and black bread are joined by molasses and black liquorice.

    FINISH
    Liquorice and spice fade to leave stewed apple, raisins and damp leaves.

    COMMENT
    An excellently-balanced Arran, with sherry notes and the distillery's classic fruity character in harmony.

  2. Ganga scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    The general consesus at a a group tasting was that this is a disappointing whisky. It started with some delicate sherry notes but turned thin and bitter.

  3. Whiskychap scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Love the fact that the sherry is not overpowering. The destillery notes are shining thru the sherry notes. A lovely after dinner dram or as a summer sherry malt.
    • Nose
      Delicate sherry notes, Fruit concentrate with water, Mild pepper, spices, Orchard fruits. Love the constraint of the sherry cask!
    • Taste
      Sherry, vanilla, orchard fruits, mild oaky pepper, hints of salted caramel.
    • Finish
      More fruits, sherry and oak with hazelnut.

      N:23
      P:23
      F:23
      Overall:23

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