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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Nymphs of Whisky Collection
Vintage
01.08.2005
Bottled
12.06.2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Madeira Hogshead
Casknumber
18
Number of bottles
363
Strength
50.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Sep 2019 11:20 am by whiskynews
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84,90

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14 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2005 whic

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Leather polish, fresh peach, light caramel, passion fruit, white wine
    • Taste
      90 90
      Drinking strength perfect, pineapple, light sweetness, fermented fruit, mango, passion fruit. Everything very well integrated, nothing unpleasantly prominent
    • Finish
      91 91
      Oak to the right extent, mango remains, grapefruit, slightly tart sweetness,

  2. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A rich and fruity Arran Single Malt with a very well received finish in a Madeira hogshead. An abundance of fruit sweetness and creamy stone fruit aromas is balanced by a strong spiciness of pepper and oak, creating an exciting interplay of flavours that invites you to experiment with water. A delicate, exciting and wonderfully drinkable pleasure!

    I thank whic (Whiskycircle) for the complimentary sample.

    https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/2020/01/27/arran-13yo-2005-2019-whic-nymphs-of-whisky-collection-2/
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity on the nose with stone fruits - yellow plums and apricots. Then the fruit becomes more exotic with pineapple and mango, undelined by vanilla sweetness, oak spice and a touch of nutty flavours.
    • Taste
      The fruit sweetness flashes up shortly before an intense spiciness of white pepper and oak takes over, mixed with a slightly alcoholic bite. As soon as the warmth fades, fruity and creamy notes of stone fruit, juicy pears and toffee come to the fore, followed by creamy notes of milk chocolate towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long and sweet with creamy fruit jam and dried fruit. Becomes drier on the tail with oak and subtle ginger spice.

      With water: The nose is slightly more lively by adding a few drops of water. Dried fruits, sweet vanilla and a bit more oak spice in the back. Still fruity on the palate with stone fruit but with a significantly tamed spiciness. Only slightly warming with subtle oak spice and ginger. The finish shows medium length with creamy dried fruit and subtle dry oak.

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. DerSchreckliche scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    What a sulfur bomb ... The typical Arran taste I had to look for a long time here, the sulfur covers a lot here.

  5. theograph scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An unusual Arran, intense notes of the Madeira barrel!

    Find my full review here:
    https://malternatives.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/arran-2005-13yo-503-whic/

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