Arran Lochranza Castle

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Explorers Series - Volume 2
Stated Age
21 years old
Ex-Sherry Hogsheads Amontillado Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
47.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 03 19
Added on
03 Apr 2019 2:44 pm by ctu

Average value

€ 251.54

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Whisky Reviews for Arran Lochranza Castle

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.34 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!

  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 Junior

    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. Gweddry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    a bit underwhelming tbh, the taste is quite bland and the ABV doesn't show up
    • Nose
      coconut, bourboniness, wood sawdust, fresh apple, sea buckthorn, buns, raisins, pear, pineapple, almonds, walnuts, white chocolate, tea, tropical fruits, lime, dried apricots, dense forest honey, needles
      DILUTED: raspberries, fruitiness lasts longer, white grapes, forest fruits
    • Taste
      acidity, crusaders, drier sherry, pineapple, boiled apples, wood, cardamom, almonds, caramel, vanilla
      DILUTED: sweeter than without water, more vanilla
    • Finish
      honey, nuts, apple peels and crosses, wood, dried apricots, raisins, sultanas, yellow melon
      DILUTED: fresher, apples, a trace of salt

  7. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. yfalkov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Wonderful sherried Arran, opens up with time beautifully. One of the best from the distillery
    • Nose
      91 91
      Vanilla, bakery, lemon cake, later - spices and a bit of leather, sultanas (23)
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very fruity, fresh, thick, a bit oily, lots of dried fruits and spices, some berries (23)
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy, sweet, leather (22)

  9. el Gato scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Some woody notes at first. Strawberries. Marzipane. Sweetnes. Cereal. Butterscotch. Blue berries
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mouthcoating. Red berries. Cherries. Barley. Hint of salt. Honey sweetness. Lemons. Black pepper. Blue berries.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long. Cask influence. Jammy sweetness. Citrus and barley.

  10. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22


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