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Overall rating
87.59/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
16.10.2008
Bottled
15.07.2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
985
Number of bottles
207
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jul 2019 6:37 pm by Gldflo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 60,00

4 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

82 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2008 WhB

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.59 points

  1. Bam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very closed whisky, in my opinion needs water and time in the glass, then one is rewarded with a complex and delicious dram, in which the salty / citrus Arran character sets the tone, and not, as you might expect, the sherry. I particularly like the salty caramel note on the palate.
    • Nose
      In the nose, the sherry is surprisingly not the tone, but strong, salty citrus notes. After a few minutes, but then the sherry aromas, dates, red apples, hazelnuts, salty caramel. Various spices, black pepper, Kardermon, thyme, marjoram. Some straw and malt, as well as damp forest soil.
    • Taste
      Strong onset, oily mouthfeel. Instant salty caramel, plus the dates, and red apples, also the citrus notes are there, sweet, and slightly bitter, grapefruit and lime. Oak spice prevails.
    • Finish
      Medium length finish. Runs down the esophagus while. Red dried fruits. Peppery spice makes your tongue prickle.

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Good, but a bit reserved and alcoholic for my taste. No comparison to the great tomato 8yo (whisky broker 2019, barrel number 1676).
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    What a damn crazy dark dram. Frutti di mare with chocolate sauce, mussels, some sulphur and quite some rock salt. Intense!

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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