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Arran 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.42/100
votes
204
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 08 19
Barcode
5060044480638
Added on
03 Sep 2019 10:49 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 37.55

26 × in wishlist

204 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.42 points

  1. Captain Teague scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Ralfys Whisky of the year so we have to try it right? ;)

    Fresh Wood, some polish Vanilla, and apples, peaches and some milky chocolate / slight cinnamon in the finish

    ... from start to finish. The alc. is quite well away integrated. you can sense it a bit in the nose and palate.

    Its quite good but far away from the old 14 even though I didn't rate it high here...had it on the beginning of my journey couldn't appreciate things I do now. Def. This Can't hide the youth imo. For the start a solid 83.P
    Price/Performance is ok. No way to be near a 90.

    After some glasses: it wins with time and few drops of water gets less harsh (the polish in the nose goes away) still far away of compareble single casks /85

  2. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky. He crossed the 80-point line with confidence. Did you like it? Will it be remembered? No.
    • Nose
      The first nose is apricot jam, grapefruit. Deeper - white bread, grass and oak bark.
    • Taste
      Apricot, sweet pastries, pepper, mint.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, with hints of fresh bread, apricot jam and hazelnut, citrus acidity and dry tannins.

  3. michaelkawka scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    N: vanilla, apple, grain, raisins, lime
    S: fresh, sweet, butter cookies, slightly peppery, ripe lime
    F: dark chocolate, peppery

  4. Igitor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
      Lemon, pineapple, vanilla. The nose looks a bit alcoholic, young and half-baked
    • Taste
      82 82
      Lemon, mineral and light vanilla
    • Finish
      82 82
      Departure brings nothing new. All in all, unfortunately, only a well

  5. Gregers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram, does all the basic stuff really well. No bells and whistles, but it really delivers.

    Review: https://youtu.be/DbbqUCDrmAw
    • Nose
      85 85
      Lemon, vanilla, dried fruits, toffee, honey, dried herbs, light acetone, cream, overall nice "cake" nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Easy on the palate, good dose of cane sugar, simple sweetness, light oak, good amount of barley, toffee, dried fruits, dates, a bit of mint. Second chew gets a bit more spicy, peppery, and also brings vanilla cream as well as lemon oil. Really quite good. On the third chew it gets drier, with slight leather notes, light tobacco leaves, a bit of fresh grass, dried herbs, some liquorice, vague hint of smoke. Really well made as easy drinkers go.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Light, some spices, drier, but still some sweetness and toffee. Grassy notes, tobacco leaves, dried herbs, and cream.

  6. Rhjongsma scored this whisky 70 points Member Senior

    Tasted and assessed in a blind tasting - ProefOlympics # CL2 - April 2020. Was a bit disappointing (but certainly tasty for the price.

  7. martinklei scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Solid 10-year standard and quite solid for the price. You can't go wrong with this malt. But you shouldn't expect much more from it.
    • Nose
      81 81
      A lot of citrus flavors, lemon, more lemon juice than zest, a little apple and later also green, herbal notes. Vanilla caramel and honey sweetness are also present.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Moderate start, very tame but a nice mouthfeel. Sugar-like sweetness from honey sets in very quickly. A little wood appears and reminds of cocoa.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length with chocolate, the citrus notes from the nose now turn into a beautiful bitterness of the citrus peels. Unfortunately everything evaporated pretty quickly.

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 21 20 81

    expression and appreciation may be less, but it seemed softer and more drinkable than in the previous design ... good summer dram!

    20 20 19 20 79 - another bottle, another time, and sherry and easier, it happens (((...

  9. sengaia scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The new bottle design is nice - distinctive and understated, much better than Bladnoch’s for example. But the contents is what matters, and the whisky is very solid and satisfying. The nose is on vanilla and oak spices, the palate adds some grassy notes. The lack of sweetness is surprising and works well.

    The whole is not complicated but very well crafted and integrated. There are no off notes. It sounds simple but given how many distilleries fail to accomplish this these days gives pause.

  10. ny1912 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

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