Arran Amarone Cask Finish

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Amarone Cask Finish
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 18 06 20;L 19 06 20
Added on
06 Aug 2020 11:23 am by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 52.01

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Whisky Reviews for Arran Amarone Cask Finish

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.89 points

  1. TsiAI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Smell: alcohol is slightly obvious, grape jam, raisins, sweet grape juice, a little sourness of the peel, pit, smoked oak, butter cake, caramel shell. Taste: toffee, oak, some smoked toast, coffee , There will be more obvious raisin cakes and raisins, caramel cinnamon, woody spices and so on in the latter part.
    Body: Medium oily and full body Final rhyme: long, brown sugar, dried flowers, sawdust, bitter base, astringency
    Overal: 85.5/100, the flavor is very full, very delicious. If you want to drink something sweet, but also want a bit of complexity and pleasure, then Allen's wine barrel is still a good choice.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur


    C: I’ve tried, re-tried and reviewed this very recently [WLP85], but things are so different when you’re tasting blind. What hasn’t changed is how favourably I’ve received this Arran each and every time, and it’s been the same for those around me. It’s all-sherry yet with subtlety, this is an easy tasty treat that doesn’t require much thought. Plenty tannic by the end, medium-weighted sweet malty sherry juice pleasurably permeates the palate to the last.

    Scores 85 points – the same as before so it turns out. It seems to have sold out almost everywhere since it first showed up on my radar after a SWAG Arran Distiller’s tasting a month or so ago [WLP]. Fortunately, I managed to grab a couple of bottles just in time – one to drink, and another to, erm, drink!

  3. tangtang scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    beautiful cask finish, very varied in the aromas from the nose to the palate. Good PLV
    • Nose
      strong wine notes at the beginning, dark dried fruits, raisins, spicy, plums,
    • Taste
      a lot of dried fruits, drying very quickly, slightly sweet and spicy, later a little pepper
    • Finish
      fruity and spicy, herbs, oak, dried fruits, later becoming dry

  4. AmmitMitchum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting rich wine nose but unlike classic Port or Sherry wines. Love the Rose colour - so unusual for a whisky. Dried fruits all the way in the taste with a hint of spice. This is probably the most Irish-tasting Arran whisky. Very smooth and oily. Taste is not as muted as other Arran whisky I tasted and I do like that. Finish is medium long with fruits and vanilla. Do not roll on the tongue for long though as it gets dry and astringent really quick.

  5. MrTida scored this whisky 80 points Member Junior

    Beautiful rose colour and an oily texture that leaves lovely legs in the glass.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Red fruits. Redcurrant, cranberries, brandied cherries. Nice, but quite subdued nose
    • Taste
      78 78
      Lively and sharp. Spicy. Dry. Alcohol is very much present. Some marzipan towards the end
    • Finish
      80 80
      Bitter dark chocolate. Tannins. Medium-long

  6. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

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

  7. Sander79 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    delicate and perfume fruit aromas like nowhere else
    • Nose
      sweet, sweet wine, rhubarb, fudge, strawberry jam, red apples, malt, banana sandwich, oatmeal, lokumi, cherries, watermelon, creamy strawberry ice cream, cranberries
    • Taste
      juicy, sweet, rose wine, rhubarb, multivitamin juice, strawberry ice cream, apple, red currant,
    • Finish
      weaker, rose wine, oatmeal, apples, strawberry ice cream, tannin, grape skins, crusaders

  9. the_muskox scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    It is, in fact, overbearingly winey and tart, but to me in a refreshing sort of way. Definitely one for the summertime, maybe even with ice. I knew from my last bottle of this that
    it would be way better with loads of water, which cuts the sourness a good bit. It’s almost more wine than whisky – almost like how sherry bombs can seem to be more sherry than scotch. Like, I’d drink this I feel like you might enjoy this if you like Campari, or fruit sour beers. This is definitely a whisky I’d enjoy sipping, but maybe not something I’d pour if I felt like drinking whisky. Nah’ mean?

    Nose: Smells a bit like rosé, too. Tart red wine and fresh fruit: strawberries, cherries, pomegranate, watermelon Jolly Ranchers, hibiscus, and Turkish delight. Some rounder sweet notes come forward on the next sniffs: caramel apples, strawberry ice cream, graham crackers, and milk chocolate.

    Palate: Medium-light texture. Very tart on the arrival. Cranberry juice, pomegranate, grapefruit, sour green apples, and thick honey. Slightly bitter oak and pomegranate on the development, with ginger-spiced dark chocolate, rosehip tea, and sour grapes. That tart cranberry carries all the way to the finish.
    With a few drops of water, things aren’t quite as sour. With a whole pile of water, it gets quite marshmallow-sweet and the mouthfeel improves.

    Finish: Medium-short, sweet-tart. Red berries topped with whipped cream, grape skins, watermelon, ginger, white floral tea tannins, and paraffin. Marshmallows and extra-dark chocolate.
    Water adds loads of sugared grapefruit.

  10. rubadub78 scored this whisky 87 points Newbie



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