Arran 2006 - The Man With The Golden Glass

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Master of Distilling - James MacTaggart
Stated Age
12 years old
Palo Cortado Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Jun 2019 2:44 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 74,10

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

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.45 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. 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

  3. 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.

  4. toklian scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    N20 P20 F19 B20

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    20 20 19 19 78

  6. Opeth83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    I liked the 2007 edition in bourbon casks. This is not even close.

  7. Ganga scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    Group hated this whisky. I can't even put up the phrases used. Let's just say that this would have been better from a bourbon cask.

  8. paulmalt scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    The palo cartado cask gives it such a nice smell and taste. if you know arran you will see the influence,it gives funky fruity deliciousness. top quality whisky

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87


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