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Arran Sherry Cask

Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
163
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bodega
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
20 08 19
Barcode
5060044483776
Added on
12 Sep 2019 1:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 55,92

44 × in wishlist

163 × member ratings

369 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Sherry Cask

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. hawk31 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    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

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. Fabian scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Delicious Arran, nice price / quality ratio.

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Grasses / herbs, nuts, dried fruits, strawberries, blackberries, wood, some earth, apple,
    • Taste
      Honey, apple, currants, strawberries, lemon, grapefruit, some earth, pepper,

  6. CST1986 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Good whisky, nice clean sherry casks (no sulphur whatsoever), nicely balanced between sherry and distillery character. Nothing spectacular and quite young, but very okay for the price.
    • Nose
      85 85
      neat: vanilla, orange zest, raisins, chocolate
      with water: cherries, orange marmalade (gets juicier), milk chocolate, sweet candied ginger, plums
    • Taste
      85 85
      neat: bittersweet and fruity, prune jam with ginger and cinnamon - very nice.
      with water: creamier and sweeter, with dark salted caramel/molasses.
    • Finish
      84 84
      medium, a little sharp, now the youth kicks in, but still quite nice and balanced. Overall a very good effort with a sherried cask strength whisky for a good price - but I did like the old bourbon matured 12yo cask strength from Arran much better, it was more characterful and definitely more bfyb...

  7. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So he really can't hide his youth. It's stinging and fresh. Fruits are not exactly the first violin. Citrus and menthol notes. Even fresh oak. In addition a little red fruit.
    A little more red fruit in the mouth. Nevertheless, an annoying artificial citrus note.

    Nope. It is not for me. Even considering the price.

  9. JimJaws scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Not quite mature, would surely have taken a few more years in the barrel. Overall, however, very nice bottling and still affordable in price.

  10. palmtop2 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Dominant dry sherry notes
    Bitter and slightly sparkling on the finish.
    Still pleasant to drink

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