Arran 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 08 19
Added on
03 Sep 2019 10:49 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 38.93

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.74 points

  1. Captain Teague scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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. rich_93 scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    A wonderfully vibrant 10-year old - showing the industry how it's done! Doesn't pull any punches or aim at being soft or smooth - this one is full of flavour, so it deserves a bit of time.

    Orchard and tropical fruit balanced with fresh green wood, softened by the ex-bourbon cask usual suspects of vanilla and honey.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, woody, sweet. Prickly. Give it a few minutes in the glass so the initially overpowering dry fresh oakiness can subside. After that, it's one of the more rewarding noses of any 10yo I've tried - very vibrant and lots to discover.

      Fruits blending with fresh woody notes. Pear, baked pineapple, green apple, grapefruit, blood orange, hint of apricot. Green stems and buds, pineapple stem, pear stem, hints of moss and tree bark, sap, propolis. Wild strawberries?

      All of this is supported by beautiful sweet notes: honey, vanilla pastry, caramel. Some hints of fresh, sweet herbs (clary sage oil).
    • Taste
      85 85
      Slightly prickly, a balancing act between fruity sweetness and beautiful acidity. Woody with a fresh green tinge.

      Orange candy, banana, lemon, caramel, vanilla pastries, fresh budding fir needles (try them, they're delish!), mentholic nuance.

      Some spice in the development (cardamom, ginger), distinctly dry cigar tobacco / ash finish, reminds me of the aftertaste of lighter cigars.
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. wbarchive_875995 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Slightly sour sweet baked apples with cinnamon, brown sugar, ginger and dark bread.

    RATING: 83pts - [n20,t21,f21,b21] → |83-85: Decent|

  5. 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

  6. Igitor scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 (((...


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