- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 23 01 20
- Added on
- 18 Feb 2020 4:48 pm by danilo
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Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.29 points
- This new version Arran 10 yo increased more percentage of sherry cask used,thus you could taste more sweet such as honey ,brown sugar.Anyway I would prefer this bottle than the older one.
- What a nice aroma:
a fruity note paired with oak.
Cherry and pear.
He looks delicate, noble, smells like Vin Santo.
There is an aromatic wood note, a little vanilla.
Very strong in the mouth, can take a drop of water.
Somewhat spicier in taste, becomes a bit bitter in the end.
Very intense barrel notes.
A very nice dram.
No wonder Ralfy rated him so highly.
The aroma is fantastic ...
- Arran, a friendly distillery, privately run, in a fantastic island location. So far, unfortunately, only a few whiskys from Arran have really picked me up, but I like to have an Arran in my glass every now and then to check the mood. I didn't know the 10yo before, and since I am very fond of whiskys of the same age from the peninsula, I thought that would be a good starting point to write another chapter in the book: "With Arran on you and you". It became a short chapter. At first there is hardly anything in the nose, then it stays pale on the tongue and, as if that wasn't enough, he says goodbye before dessert. Except for a slight alcoholic tinge on the palate, it has no active off-notes, but there is a clear lack of accents and even rudimentary exciting combinations of aromas that are not just “there” but also interact.
Hm, it makes me fidget in my nose, it obviously takes a kickstart sip to get a little more nasal power - now a little better, then we can start.
Hazelnut brittle, almonds, vanilla, honey and ginger biscuits. Maybe a hint of orange, but the aromas are difficult to separate from each other. Malty and slightly spicy.
Dry start with a hazelnut / almond mixture, with orange biscuits, malt and honey. Milk chocolate, milk coffee. Makes a pure and clear impression - maybe a little too pure and clear. Over time, a slightly alcoholic sting that subsides after a while.
Nutty and malty, dry. Short rather than medium long.
Very pleasant nose. Soft with vanilla, coconut and honey
Citrus, fresh and a bit sharp. Soft malty.
Not so long but packs some heat even this it's only 46% nutty aftertaste and some bitter dark chocolate
- Harmonious and fresh through and through. No missing grades because of the young age. What I find most impressive is the price-performance ratio. I can't think of any other € 30 malt whisky that could hold a candle to this one. The perfect easy-drinking malt for uncomplicated summer evenings.
The alcohol is very well integrated. Very fresh and fruity.
Tender vanilla, lemon, tangerine, apple, a little spice, ginger.
Powerful start, not sharp, surprisingly oily for its age.
Again fresh citrus fruits like mandarin, lemon, orange. In addition a nice and light nutty flavor.
Medium length and very pleasant. Vanilla, light oak spice and dried mandarin peel remain.
- A more well-rounded affair on the nose than previous installments of the 10-y.o., but the palate is pretty uncompromisingly sour.
Plenty of young spirit aromas like pear brandy, grappa, but also the typical citric and tart, zesty Arran freshness and the beneficial influence of what is undoubtedly some good-quality ex-bourbon wood: sunflower oil, creamy vanilla, dried grass and rich caramel. Judging from memory, this is a (small) step up from earlier (ca. 2016) bottlings of the ten-year-old, in that the cask selection seems to have been improved, with a more creamy and oily character as a result.
Acidic and peppery start, but not unpleasantly so, rather crisp and fresh. There's a tart, mineral middle and a creamier, sweeter finale – not a bad development for a ten-year-old. However, the lemon/lime/grapefruit theme is too dominant for my taste. It's really very tart and astringent, with a mouthwatering but overpowering citrus acidity that blocks out other elements that would have been at least equally – if not more – interesting. I'm missing some maritime character and the rounder, oilier elements that the nose had promised.
Pastry and custard, key lime pie, and still an oily side (chamomile hand cream and sunflower oil, perhaps).
- n: strong, fruit, pineapple, citrus, malt vanilla, apples herbal, sour and fresh
t: sweet, oak, fresh, spicy
a: oak, nuts, walnuts, citrus
- What a shame, had the old 10 year old (with the green label) as a sample and it blew me away from both the aroma and taste (first association "sour apple rings")!
So I bought the new 10 year old - and a bit disappointed. Imho has lost some of its aroma in the new bottling. Here it's just green apples.
Very fruity, green apple, pear
46% strong start, burns, but tastes very sweet and soft.
Pleasant, short finish