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Overall rating
89.67/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
TWA Spring 2020
Vintage
2002
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Number of bottles
185
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 May 2020 9:03 am by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 154.23

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29 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2002 TWA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.67 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2020] A quick review of a small sample...

    ...which is delicate and very quaffable. Nothing spectacular about it but why should every dram be spectacular? Every whisky should be enjoyable, and this Arran certainly is.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is pale straw and the nose offers a delicate and flawless fruity-floral profile with some honeys and barley sugars in an appropriate wooden setting. Really nice to sniff - but for lovers of subtle profiles only.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is barley sugary-sweet with notes of white chocolates, ripe fruits and vanilla in a chewy setting. No flaw or imbalance that I can find and the wood again is very appropriate (neither too strong nor too shy). This is just the way whisky should be - balanced and very quaffable...
    • Finish
      89 89
      The dram arrives warming and coating on the palate without distracting moments. The finish is long and turns (even) more milk chocolatey with some impressions of walnuts towards the end. No distracting drying or bitter moments. Water releases additional waxy and grassy aromas in the nose and smoothes the taste - I suggest to try it both neat and a little reduced.

  2. vveed4z0 scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      95 95

  3. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. rampah scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Quite good.

    This one might be overlooked by many conoisseurs, because of the lack of a fancy distillery name and the ambitious price.

    But in comparision to the other TWA Spring 2020 releases, it can really hold its own.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Zinni scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Arran has never been this fruity. Wonderful summer dram!
    • Nose
      Just as ripe mirabelle plums (a little green acid), dextrose.
    • Taste
      Yellow fruits, creamy-velvety and wonderfully round, after a few seconds it starts gently drumming on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Dry, malty and sweet with a wonderful length.

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