- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
- Bottling serie
- Nymphs of Whisky Collection
- Stated Age
- 13 years old
- Madeira Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 50.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Sep 2019 11:20 am by whiskynews
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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2005 whic
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 points
- What a sulfur bomb ... The typical Arran taste I had to look for a long time here, the sulfur covers a lot here.
Leather polish, fresh peach, light caramel, passion fruit, white wine
Drinking strength perfect, pineapple, light sweetness, fermented fruit, mango, passion fruit. Everything very well integrated, nothing unpleasantly prominent
Oak to the right extent, mango remains, grapefruit, slightly tart sweetness,
- The combination of salty, sweet and fruity is very interesting.
Unfortunately for me that doesn't go well together.
Overall, however, a lot to discover.
Unusual, will probably come from Madeira.
Sweet red wine note, salty association, meaty note, fermented citrus fruits. In the background a bready, malty note. Sweet berries such as strawberries and ripe gooseberries.
The fermented sour fruits come through in the first soft start. Oily mouthfeel with a good pinch of salt. Orange, but oh the oak is very easy.
in the second attempt I also have spices. Bappig sweet and still salty.
A little spice like anise or nutmeg. The rest can hardly be guessed. Quite short finish, which will surprise me shortly. Absolutely not dry for a wine finish.
- Nose: The nose confuses me a little. Somehow something doesn't really fit together here. There are overripe lemons, unripe raspberries and dark chocolate. I also think of burned matches and a glass of cheap red wine. Again, I find a certain fleshiness (no, it is not the same glass as before;)). Over time, the aromas come together and begin to please the overall picture quite well.
Taste: It works quite well on the tongue. The malt runs through the mouth almost like a syrup. There is honey, Demerara sugar, some mint, raspberries and strawberries, clementines and prunes. The dark chocolate and the light red wine note are also present. The alcohol is very well integrated and hardly noticeable.
Finish: medium. Still very sweet, some cocoa and red wine.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- An unusual Arran, intense notes of the Madeira barrel!
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