Arran 1998

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Vintages in Ontario, Canada
Added on
22 Oct 2019 9:17 am by portwood
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. the_muskox scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Just… kind of boring. It’s nice, there are nice things going on, but there’s just not enough here. There’s very little sherry influence going on, which wouldn’t usually be a bad thing necessarily, but there’s not a whole lot of complexity in the spirit here either. It’s like it’s in the uncanny valley: enough age to hide the spirit behind the wood somewhat, but without enough cask influence to be really interesting. It’s sitting right in the flavor-zone that I enjoy from Arran, but it just isn’t very compelling. I dunno, just not really feeling this one.

    Nose: Very sweet and plush. Bubblegum! Candied lemon peel, banana, rosewater, honey, and loads of flowers. Mealy cereal notes and caramel, along with custardy pastries. Strawberry ice cream on a sugar cone. Some paraffin comes out after another few minutes, as well as mint and pine.

    Palate: Mush drier than the nose. Dried fruit, maple syrup, and milk chocolate up front. Malty and nutty in the middle, with pears, fragrant wood, and pepper. A strong elderflower note towards the back, with grape skins and vanilla. A touch of something earthy.

    Finish: Scented and lightly woody. The elderflower turns slightly green here. Apple skins, green grapes, flowers, maple syrup, and light nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon. Light mineral notes.

  2. EvilAFI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fruity, light pepper, caramel, musty hay, salinity, oak spice, pretty good balance, tasty just not my favorite style of scotch


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