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Arran 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.29/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 23 01 20
Barcode
5060044480638
Added on
18 Feb 2020 4:48 pm by danilo
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 36.52

20 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

216 × in collection

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

  1. ShayneSG scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    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.

  2. maltaholic scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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 ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
      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.
    • Taste
      83 83
      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.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Exit
      Nutty and malty, dry. Short rather than medium long.

  4. aksm_be scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Very pleasant nose. Soft with vanilla, coconut and honey
    • Taste
      85 85
      Citrus, fresh and a bit sharp. Soft malty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Not so long but packs some heat even this it's only 46% nutty aftertaste and some bitter dark chocolate

  5. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The alcohol is very well integrated. Very fresh and fruity.
      Tender vanilla, lemon, tangerine, apple, a little spice, ginger.
    • Taste
      85 85
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium length and very pleasant. Vanilla, light oak spice and dried mandarin peel remain.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A more well-rounded affair on the nose than previous installments of the 10-y.o., but the palate is pretty uncompromisingly sour.
    • Nose
      85 85
      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.
    • Taste
      79 79
      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.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Pastry and custard, key lime pie, and still an oily side (chamomile hand cream and sunflower oil, perhaps).

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    n: strong, fruit, pineapple, citrus, malt vanilla, apples herbal, sour and fresh
    t: sweet, oak, fresh, spicy
    a: oak, nuts, walnuts, citrus

  9. tester1277 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      Very fruity, green apple, pear
    • Taste
      46% strong start, burns, but tastes very sweet and soft.
    • Finish
      Pleasant, short finish

  10. Expraesi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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