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Arran Lochranza Castle

Overall rating
88.21/100
votes
201
Whiskybase ID
WB128981
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Explorers Series - Volume 2
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Hogsheads Amontillado Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
47.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 03 19
Barcode
5060044483585
Added on
03 Apr 2019 2:44 pm by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 328.65

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Whisky Reviews for Arran Lochranza Castle

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.21 points

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    90 Wonderful Molt! Wonderful legs!
    Nose: tight, cream vanilla, dried fruit, sandalwood.
    Taste: full, dense, beauty! Dried fruits, vanilla, cinnamon.
    Aftertaste: warm, very long. Nothing bulges!
    Wonderful!!!

  2. maurisso scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    The third trilogy from Arran. To me this "second of the third" is the best bottling ever so far.

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Oooh I like this, I get stone fruits, honey oak and a floral quality all balanced wonderfully. Just complex enough and a very enjoyable pour.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Soft and round, rich fruit and honey, stone fruit and creamed honey to be exact. Light malt and wine influence (touch of sour)
    • Taste
      91 91
      Everything the nose had, but a wonderful sweet sour entry balanced by delicious oak, fruity and honeyed.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Light lingering warmth from the abv, oak and honey, fairly long.

  4. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Wonderfull well matured signature of Arran. A lot of fruit and vanilla. A very long warm, mellow and creamy finish. Stunning !
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lots of vanilla, pineapple, quite creamy. Some coconut
    • Taste
      89 89
      A burst of vanilla, pineapple, whipped cream, a lot of woodyness (fresh oak).
    • Finish
      90 90
      Very fruity and creamy finish. Again pineapples and some apricots as well now. A long and nuttyness and woodyness stays in the mouth for quite some time.

  5. Falang scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Wauw, love this dram! Only 9000 bottles released. Great product although it is expensive. This is a fruity dram with delicious warm tones. Hint of vanilla and pineapple, some apricots at the back. Even a hidden touch of green melon somewhere hidden in the flavours :-) Nuts and wood in the finish with gentle vanilla. Full, almost a creamy texture. Great product!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Wonderfull dram! A lot of sweetness and fruit with hints of vanilla. Surprising nose (for me it seemed like the alcohol of this whisky is higher in percentage due to the nose).
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily! Full. Hint of toasted white bread. Beautiful tones of vanilla. Fruitiness - for me something that reminds me of pineapple. Hint of nuts, sand and even a bit of coconut.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is amazing: long and gentle with a great layer of vanilla, pineapple, and even some whipped cream. At the back, after a few sips there is something dry - like tobacco leaves too...

  6. stalker1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. J.K.Ch did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Excellent whisky. If you love vanilla and complex soft whisky, this is a sure bet.
    • Nose
      The scent is full of vanilla cream and honey. Sweet and well balanced. Alcohol is completely suppressed. The aroma is refreshed by a light acidity and tones of pineapple.
    • Taste
      It corresponds perfectly with the scent. Vanilla, honey, pineapple, and cream tones, with a pinch of pepper, ginger, and mint. The woodiness is light and pleasant.
    • Finish
      Mildly spiced with wood and candied pineapple.

  8. yorkieterror scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    My joint favourite of the series next to the Kildonan and Pladda Island. Both are well composed and balanced but just show different character/styles. This is the more Bourbon forward but still a pleasant Sherry blend.
    • Nose
      Crystallised pineapple & ginger, maple syrup, dried coconut with a hint of vanilla. Dry baking spices, ground ginger and the tiniest hint of turmeric.
    • Taste
      Juicy, soft and round. Pineapple flesh, honey and a bakery of deserts. Some ground ginger.
    • Finish
      Pineapple juice, shortbread biscuits and some tobacco.

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant whisky of a classic Highlander profile, the palette of derivatives is not too diverse, but this restraint and brevity is just characteristic of this style and is compensated by the depth of detail, the play of shades and halftones; excellent balance, integrity and self-sufficiency are included.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, delicate woody notes, leather goods, sweet caramel shades, candied citrus fruits, floral honey tones, lemon zest, shortbread cookies, light mineral motifs, fried vegetables.
    • Taste
      Soft, rich, spicy wood, bark astringency, a little pepper, sweet caramel and creamy shades, leather goods,
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, leather goods, oak, grapefruit rind, creamy candy notes, oily tones, pipe tobacco.

  10. Comet67 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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