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Arran Sherry Cask

Overall rating
84.77/100
votes
368
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Bodega
Bottled
20.08.2019
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L20 08 19
Barcode
5060044483776
Added on
12 Sep 2019 1:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 56.10

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Whisky Reviews for Arran Sherry Cask

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.77 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    Not bad (84)
    • Nose
      Sweet dried fruits, minerality, lacquer, cherry ... milk chocolate. BakingYoung but without notes (21)
    • Taste
      Fruits, varnish, caramel, menthol (21)
    • Finish
      Finishing varnish, menthol and wood ... milk and grass (21)

  2. hawk31 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: strong sherry aromas, but they are very fresh. A nice mix of light fruity, citrus and sherry flavors. Flowery, caramel, toasted almonds, hazelnuts, raisins, marzipan, lemon, blood orange, sweetened peppermint tea.

    Taste: oily, sweet, great onset, sweet / spicy, he pushes on with schnapps squash, apple juice, dried fig, peach, overripe pear, again the nut corners, milk chocolate.

    Finish: Medium long, very sweet, the oak is noticeable, becomes dry but remains sweet and slightly tart, the citrus notes always resonate in the background.

    Nice connection of the citrus-freight with the sherry-flavors, the alcohol-strength also fits very well. Not too young and no sulfur. Of that I could imagine a bottle zuzlegen, he is probably not too old, so it lacks in the mMn a bit of depth. Is still delicious

  3. SAND scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    (Lot 20 08 19)
    APPEARANCE: Between dark copper and medium brown colour.
    NOSE: Initially sherry and wood notes, mint and some dried fruits and noticeable oak notes. With some air; dry, baked oak, sawdust, some alcohol, all overpowering the sherry. With more air the sherry cask reappears; vanilla, some dried fruits (quite dry impression), then molasses and some honey. Later dark treacle and dark honey. Dark chocolate. (86-87p) With a few drops of water it feels less oaky, more sherried and slighty older. After my third addition of a few drops it really starts to come around on the nose; oranges, lemons, dried orange rind, fortified sweet wine, some fruit cake, pine needles, mint. (87-88p)
    TASTE: The arrival is mainly sherried (on rather dry, dried fruits) but also a bit woody and a bit nippy. On the mid palate a mix of wood / oak sawdust and dried fruits, with a little sweetness towards the end. (85p) With a few drops of water more of the sherry notes come forward. With another few drops, the whisky becomes sweeter, more sherry, less oak. Even better after my third addition of a few drops. Also sweeter. (86p)
    FINISH: The finish is peppery, woody and slightly sweet. (84p) With quite a bit of water the finish becomes more civilised, rounder, less woody/peppery, softer. (85p)
    OVERALL: Straight after the initial uncorking and undiluted, this presents itself as a quite intensely oaked and sherried, relatively young (5-8 years?) whisky. What it doesn’t do is reveal much of its Arran distillate/origins, although (hard) dilution brings some of it into the light. Several drops of water makes the expression older, more sherried and “smoother”. TOTAL SCORE (for now) 86 points.
    I will let this breathe and re-review later, in some 4-12 months time.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Youthful, slightly green sherry, but fair for 40€.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Floral. Light sherry, citruses, raisin, peppermint, orange peel and green apple.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Powerful and oily. Waxy fruits, sherry, milk chocolate, citruses and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length, spicy, bittersweet.

  5. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I actually find the nose quite interesting. In addition to the sherry there is another resinous note. Of course, everything doesn't seem really old, but okay. In terms of taste, however, it is not for me, as the sherry is also very citrus-heavy (the citrus notes remind me of gin) and does not look very noble. In addition, the wood notes are also a bit clumsy. It's not for me.

  7. Portfolioman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Very nice cask strength sherry whisky with a really good price-performance ratio
    • Nose
      Sherry, a little sulfur, sugared fruits
    • Taste
      strong, sherry, some oak, tart sweetness, there is a lack of depth and complexity
    • Finish
      medium length, warming, apple peel

  8. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Mapl scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Sherry sarsaparilla.. love it!

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