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Arran 10-year-old

Overall rating
83.77/100
votes
85
Whiskybase ID
WB149334
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

€ 35.88

22 × in wishlist

85 × member ratings

257 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.77 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. Ninofdram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Very pleasant nose. Soft with vanilla, coconut and honey
    • Taste
      84 84
      Citrus, fresh and a bit sharp. Soft malty.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Not so long but packs some heat even this it's only 46% nutty aftertaste and some bitter dark chocolate

  5. valasios scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  6. BaggyGreen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    The new Arran 10 still upholds the distillery character with a very fruity and honeyed distillate, but the oak does have something to say as well. Great nose, lots of fun, but perhaps not quite as well balanced as the bottling from the old core range (up to 2017), which I think I prefer.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The first aromas are from citrus fruits and honey. Then I can notice some clean and fresh oak behind those opening impressions. The oak is perhaps not completely balanced with the distillate since it can be a little too forward and tangy. There's also a hint of sawdust when I give it a few minutes to settle. I'd imagine there are 2nd-fill American oak hoggies at work here, that previously contained sherry. They give off an aroma of bourbon-vanilla ice-cream, before withdrawing to allow the fruity notes to the fore. And here I get tropical fruits such as pineapple and cantaloupe melon. There is also the suggestion of muesli sultanas. Given a few more minutes, I finally seem to get a light buttery note. Plenty going on here - this is fun!
    • Taste
      83 83
      This is not beginner's stuff: there is a distinct sweet-and-sour taste on the palate. That makes things deliciously complex. I'm getting strong honeyed sweetness combined with green pineapple or an unripe mango. The oak then begins to come through more strongly on the development. Holding the dram longer in my mouth, I get some estery pineapple and apricot notes on the mid-palate, followed by the return of the cask in the form of a dry Oloroso sherry note. The mouthfeel is pleasing with a malty and toffee-esque consistency.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Savoury notes come to the fore on the aftertaste, along with that persistent and well-rounded malted barley. It warms the throat area very nicely, even suggesting a slightly higher abv than 46%. At the close I get a final hint of stem ginger, rounding things off quite well. This is more than just an "entry-point" whisky!

  7. Whiskygimple scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Glenfarclaus scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Price-performance top!
    • Nose
      sweet fruit, vanilla
    • Taste
      spicy, malty, oak
    • Finish
      medium-long finish

  9. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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