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Arran 1995

Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB139406
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The 1995 Collection
Vintage
14.11.1995
Bottled
11.06.2019
Calculated age
23 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1995/199
Number of bottles
172
Strength
50.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2019 6:41 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 325.48

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14 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1995

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Fragrance on solid 23!
    Dusty old lacquered table, pear jam, tin poncier, freshly sawn pine board and vanilla ...
    Taste: dry, pleasant, fruity ... 23
    Finish: long lasting, with a light varnish shade ... 22
    Complex malt! .. 23
    More attention needs to be paid to Arran's single-barrel releases.
    91

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What’s also emerging, aside from the distillery’s early profile/DNA, is Arran’s overall roundness. Perhaps this indicates Arran’s ability – early on – to work with varied casks [sherry for example], as well as having an aptitude to work at a grand old age. Let’s find out as we get stuck into one of Arran’s earliest and oldest.

    N: Oh, this is grand,.. polished, rich, refined whisky whilst still retaining the oily slick, salty grassy character of the previous three drams. Apple fruits [again] into toffee apples, old wax,…. At this age we are getting into far deeper layers such as peppered maple ham, buttery lemon cheesecake,… more toffee-like later, nori,.. . Like the previous 15yo, this settles into something more standard/regular later on [as if it faded/dropped-off in the glass].

    T: Nutty vanilla~cream soda before waves of boozy fruity citrus fizziness into salivating chocolate and toffee,.. all of which contribute to a flavour-related mouthfeel.

    F: Coppery lemony salty, grassy,… waxy,… moving later towards toffee fudge, lemon meringue > cheesecake,… you get the picture. Elsewhere, there’s something of a [Speyside Distillery] < cinnamon-y heat, which has appeared at various moments throughout the flight, but these are CS single cask whiskies after all, and from Arran’s early years. The cut points must have changed significantly since 1995.

    C: A great example of Arran’s earliest distillate working so very well at a significant age. Easily the best dram of the night, so far.

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/swag-arran-single-cask-tasting/

  3. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Funtik scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty

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