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Arran 2006 - The Man With The Golden Glass

Overall rating
86.04/100
votes
116
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master of Distilling - James MacTaggart
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Palo Cortado Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044483677
Added on
27 Jun 2019 2:44 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74.37

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116 × member ratings

447 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2006 - The Man With The Golden Glass

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.04 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very strong and complex whisky, both in the smell, as well as on the palate. Great long finish.
    In my opinion the alcohol inhibits the whisky a bit. With water he opens up more, overall it gets milder and for me even better.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sour, fermented grapes, nutty, malt, nutmeg, oranges, furniture polish, coffee powder, old kitchen cabinet, white pepper, cinnamon
    • Taste
      89 89
      very strong, light sweetness, slightly hot, tannins, malt, oily, white pepper, subtle citrus notes, getting dry, slightly bitter, wild honey, lemon balm, mint tea
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, malty, mint and honey, very pleasant barrel

  2. kane112 scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    • Nose
      90 90
      clean, sweet and fairly malty. It does show some of the Palo Cortado characteristics。
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet to bittersweet, still some grape skin alongside cloves, pepperand apples. Orange zest. Dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      91 91
      some honey sweetness, but the zestiness of grapefruit is much bigger.Style very Arran。。

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Overall, a good malt. For my taste but minimal to sour-bitter and to present musty note of fermented fruits. Good, but the sample is enough.
    • Nose
      84 84
      sweet and sour fruity; Citrus notes; Orange; fermented grapes; Heather honey; fresh; Alcohol easily noticeable
    • Taste
      83 83
      strong; oily; citrus; malty; sour fruity; slightly bitter; fermented fruit; getting dry
    • Finish
      83 83
      slightly dry; spicy; slightly peppery; some citrus remains; pleasant oak; nutty touch remains

  4. Bam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Anyone who likes trail mix and nougat can not miss the whisky. Very strong and harmonious aromas. A few drops of water are good for him.
    • Nose
      A nice mix of different nuts and raisins makes me immediately think of trail mix. In addition I have dried dates, red and white grapes, and a white wine aroma, dry and slightly sour. Then a very spicy oak aroma spreads, accompanied by some lemon abrasion, which gives the nose a certain freshness, also a slight maritime touch contributes to it. The nose is worn by. A mix of vanilla and forest honey. The alcohol does not bother, but is still not perfectly integrated.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, oily mouthfeel. The lemon makes the beginning, then the nuts and raisins, again the Studenfenfutter. The oak comes, spicy / peppery and very pleasant. And mix with the nuts to sweet nougat. Again, the alcohol is not optimally involved.
    • Finish
      Medium. The nuts are very strong in the finish and together with the very pleasant oak again strong, dark nougat. The citrus notes and raisins continue to be present.

  5. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    All that hype for another Palo Cortado cask scotch, yet it fell so hard.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Fermented mash, sour wine gone bad. Nail polish. Urine after eating asparagus.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Coffee, lemon, orange, subtle pepper. An unripened mango, stringy and astringent. Wine gone stale. Very metallic like. Some bits of sediment not from the cork but the liquid itself, like grit giving off an unclean impression.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Dry and short. Nutty and full of oak.

  6. gaboruso scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Starts off well enough, but it lacks some integration on the palate.
    • Nose
      Sweet and very clean, with notes of nougat and fudge, but also some stone fruits like nectarine, as well as a touch of honey, mocha and almond oil. Gentle and well-balanced, except for the burnt coffee beans aroma.
    • Taste
      Pretty viscous and winey, almost sauternes like. Dried apricots and figs, as well as a fair amount of walnut skins. It's also somewhat aggressive and sometimes overtly spicy.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices. Shy notes of fruit. Medium in length.

  9. Jorennuyts scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. toklian scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F19 B20

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