Arran Amarone Cask Finish

Overall rating
83.99/100
votes
248
Whiskybase ID
WB163346
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
18/19.06.2020
Casktype
Amarone Cask Finish
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 18 06 20;L 19 06 20
Barcode
5060044481901
Added on
06 aug 2020 11:23 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 65.54

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Whisky reviews for Arran Amarone Cask Finish

62 users have left 65 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.99 points.

  1. whisky666 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Arran Amarone Cask, 50%, a generous sample at home May 2022.

    A peachy blush colour; in this glass there’s a spectrum from colourless through to that orange pink. It may be arguable that with this colour it’s not technically a legal Scotch whisky.

    Aroma is mixed red berries (raspberry, strawberry, cherry) and orange peel, very fruity, some new-make wine spirit, some peach. It’s a real fruit salad on the nose.

    Taste is punchy spirit, a real salt bomb up front, drinks the 50% and then some, the wine cask influence is more subtle and integrated on the palate and doesn’t come close to overpowering the spirit, which is a good thing of course. The salt dominates throughout but there are always soft supporting berry fruits (so light that they keep you guessing – is it berry or is it peach...is there a slight citric vibe?) and a light bitter woodiness. If I’m really searching the finish, and I mean really searching, there’s a faint hint of highlighter pen.

    Actually I’m impressed with the restraint – a bit of classiness has been shown in production here. The dram is a little too hot but the cask has been really well utilised – lots of aroma but nice subtle flavours.

    A bit of a confusing one in terms of where it sits on the shelf and how it fits into an evening's dramming. It's a little too hot to be the first of the evening. A bit too subtle to follow many modern fruity drams as the second of the evening. I could maybe squeeze it in after a light subtle Diageo BSW such as JW Red or Black and White. Anyway I’m babbling. The short story is that this is good and worth trying, especially at the £46 asking price. 3.6/86

  3. rich_93 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    This is a spirity whisky that takes months to open up, similar to many Glencadams for example. I was initially very disappointed, as all I got was spiky alcohol with very little smell or flavour. Now, months later, everything’s fallen into place and we’ve got another well-executed Arran. I really like how tart and refreshing it is.

    Be careful with water - there’s juuust enough flavour hanging on to the alcohol and with anything but a few drops this tastes mostly of ethanol. I’ve had a similar experience with the a bottle of Bimber bourbon cask, which sadly didn’t manage to cross the threshold where flavour overpowers alcohol - this Arran is on the right side of that equation, by a close margin.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Tart, very fruity, very Arran, floral. Pleasantly acidic notes of orange peel, rhubarb, watermelon. Slightly bitter green samphire. Backed up by candies fruits, herbs, and meadow flowers. Facets of caramel and milk chocolate. The wood is noticeable but balanced.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Good mouthfeel, but tastes fairly young. Starts off full, sweet, malty and fruity with a drastic change in the development, where the Amarone cask brings all those tart red-green notes I mentioned on the nose, along with that delicious orange impression. Lots of candied fruit of course. Fascinating and well made.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, fairly simple and pleasant. Mouth-watering sourness drying up with an intense surge of spice, leading from the palate to the finish. Cranberries, oranges, biscuits, ginger, black pepper. Fresh oak pops up as well.

  4. glen efze scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An unaged Arran from Amarone casks, uncolored with a beautiful pink tint from the wine finish range of Lochranza Distillery on the Isle of Arran. Not much more to say for now...

    www.glen-efze.de
    • Nose
      Nice fruit aromas, red currants, wine gums with some acidity. The aromas are light and fresh, there are also very young notes that are a bit bitter and immature. Light, sour fruits. Rather the yellow wine gums than the red ones. But overall a very nice fruit note.
    • Taste
      A bitterness is felt in the mouth that masks the fruit. The alcohol is still sharp and would need further maturation. The fruit comes out better on the second sip, but the alcohol remains slightly pungent. There is also some wood. Water doesn't really help, the alcohol only becomes slightly milder with a few drops, but the fruit notes weaken and bitterness and wood remain. All this is not yet properly interwoven and mature.
    • Finish
      Not much remains in the mouth in the aftertaste - a little wood and it's gone.

      Age does not matter? Of course, age matters and it's absent here. The whisky is still too young and therefore cannot develop its potential. That may be ok for a new, young distillery - but here it's just a shame. Maybe the Amarone barrels need more time to develop their effect.

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    1709) The Arran, Amarone Cask Finish (2020)
    • Nose
      N- Surely red fruits jam, with warming ripe ABV that landed (rather than hit) on the nose smoothly. Gentle dust of icing sugar on pineapple danish with hint of savourry citric berry salsa to tease. Tight aroma throughout, but you will get there gradually. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Liquorice red fruit and spices, jammy thickness that goes nicely with the dark brown treacle, with obvious sour grape-y note lingers. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium, velvety brown sweetness to savour, a good option when not in the mood for the bourbon nor sherry cask. A pleasant one despite lack of depth. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21 Make a nice night cap drinks.

      Weighted Rate- 81pt

  6. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This bottling from Arran's Cask Finish series is also a wonderful success. As with the other bottlings, the distillery manages to give the supposedly young whisky an extra kick with the finish, which gets it wonderful without overloading it with wine aromas.

    https://www.aboutwhisky.de/tastingnotes/arran-amarone-cask-finish-2020/
    • Nose
      The influence of the red wine is immediately noticeable on the nose. The first impression is slightly sweet with pears and citrus. There are also caramel, toffee and honey. After a short time I also find the first spicy oak notes. The 50% vol. of the alcohol goes into the nose, you should be careful when smelling it. After the first try, milk chocolate and floral and herbal notes are added.
    • Taste
      He starts sweet again, the alcohol tingles on the tongue. The pears are clearly felt. Also caramel and raisins. After a few seconds it becomes a bit spicier, the sweetness recedes and makes way for the oak.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the oak remains with a very slight residual sweetness and a hint of cinnamon. The mouthfeel doesn't really become drier and not really bitter either, as one might expect from the clear oak notes.

      With water:
      The light alcohol note in the nose is weakened. Flavor and mouthfeel are noticeably sweeter and more pleasant. A little rounder overall.

  7. Joonie scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    Great wine cask finished whisky.
    This bottle has full of red fruit note like its label.
    Plum, Cherry, Strawberry, Raspberry.

    When I drunk more than 2 oz, I felt a little greasy.
    I think its because of oily, chocolate note and lacking of citrus note.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sweet red berries.
      Plum and cherry
    • Taste
      85 85
      Medium body
      Smooth, oily
      Red berries, sweet ripe fruits : plum, cherry
      Week sulfur note, chocolate.
    • Finish
      80 80
      medium sweet finish

  8. Hsh scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Aran Amarone
    4.15 The most satisfying and bright scent of aran I have ever eaten
    Strawberry Orange, Strawberry Tea, Cinnamon The finish and weight are good enough.

  9. Spoerkel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Strong wine aroma, not far from gummy bears. Almost anything, but not bad either. In short, easy to drink, but not a dram I would never want to be without.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. KB201 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Successful whisky.
    Nice blend of fruit, spice, malt and pleasant sweetness.

  11. Saftkenner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Altogether a bit out of round and with very oblique notes in the finish. After all, he offers a nice drinking strength.
    • Nose
      84 84
      A bit reserved on the nose at first. Then it shows a nice spiciness but also some mustiness, like a dry old cleaning rag. In addition dried strawberries, cranberries, rose water, almonds. As it gets warmer, the alcohol becomes more dominant again.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very strong and slightly spicy. The body is not particularly full. Strawberries, marzipan, mulled wine, prunes.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Very strange departure. Strawberries with garlic, then dried mushrooms, light tannins. A few minutes later Gorgonzola.

  12. Don Cassi scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the port cask finish, it is less dark, less chocolate, the fruit notes are more like gummy bears (Haribo cherries & raspberries). This makes the alcohol a bit more disturbing, the basic character a bit younger and more immature. In a direct comparison, I prefer the port finish.
    Length: 5/10

    Grade: 2

  13. holborndrinker scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The first red wine finish that I thought works - a pleasant dram for a winter night. Probably helps that I enjoy Italian reds - a pleasant dram.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The red wine comes through, but seems to sit just in front of the spirit, rather than completely overpowering it.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Blackcurrants, smooth, well balanced marriage of grape and grain. The alcohol is quite restrained.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium finish - slight bitter or earthy not at the death.

  14. mrwonderful scored this whisky 65 points Member Junior

    Actually I am not the biggest fan of this Arran.
    • Nose
      alcohol is highly obvious, dominant wine notes, aperol, citrus fruits
    • Taste
      Bitter taste, spicy, grapefruit

  15. DistiLesha scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Unexpectedly surprised. Pleasant and unusual reddish-orange color of aperol
    If it were not for the meager nose, I could have reached 88 points.
    But the taste for 24, very interesting and tasty, aperol and orange tones - just super!
    • Nose
      Sharp, pearl barley, pleasant, a little perfumery, fresh cut branches, not particularly interesting. After breathing, phenols of burnt grass and soap perfume are added.
    • Taste
      Dry, sweet (sweetness 7/10), apricot jam, dense, complex, and yva, aperol, orange peel, prickly, cayenne pepper. Breathing does not fall apart, but a tree is added.
    • Finish
      Oily, wood, apricot, orange

  16. Johnny_Starkiller scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Fruity, young, sweet. Not as thick and heavy as the sherry cask of Arran. A nice entry whisky into wine barrels. Pretty well done.

  17. fnk scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Weak aroma, a little better over time, good drinkability on the plus side, but still a weak release.

  18. elipszis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      dried fruit
      clove
      star anise
      salty
      honey
      mulled wine
    • Taste
      84 84
      honey
      salty
      honey
      dried orange peel
      winy
    • Finish
      83 83
      mushroom
      dry winter spices
      own
      medium finish

  19. LordBellamy scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    with water: somewhat rounder, meatier

    Conclusion: Sorry, not my cup of tea. Young and unbalanced. It's a shame, old Amarone, on the other hand, was really a poem.
    • Nose
      red berries, some pepper, slightly unbalanced, subtle salt, some cat urine, some honey, a few wood spices
    • Taste
      red berries, some wood, some floral soap, slight heat, quite dry
    • Finish
      quite short, red berries, honey, wood

  20. DannyDram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Mineral, vanilla biscuits, oak barrel, boxwood, honey, rhubarb, apple, pear, raisins, grapes. Somewhat harmonious, pleasant texture, oily, vanilla sweetness, piquancy, good body, good intensity, it lacks depth.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  21. MrDvorak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is quite simple, berry, with unripe strawberries, cherries and banana cream. The taste is quite sweet, tannic with strawberries, whipped cream and oak. Medium-length finish, astringent, strawberry-cherry, oak.

    A pleasant wine Arran, the aroma of which crumbles faster than you have time to enjoy it, this would be a longer finish, pleasant.

    RATING: 85pts - | 83 - 86 (B) → Good | - Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.

  22. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The cherry notes are actually very tasty, if it weren't for this basic bitterness that ultimately takes over. Clearly too bitter for me.
    Anyone who likes coffee or is into bitter substances will enjoy this whisky.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  24. Koning scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The Amarone influence isn't as heavy as the pinkish colour suggests. It's not a dram for me nonetheless. It feels too young and has some offnotes to my taste. Not one to hold in the mouth for too long.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Rather mild, a bit closed actually. Sour citrus fruits, cherry and some vanilla. A bit greenish / young and slightly briny.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Starts on chocolate, redcurrant and citrus fruits. A bit of spice and salt. Loses steam quickly, and becomes more 'green' and a bit soapy at times. Feels surprisingly thin for 50%, just like the Sauternes Cask Finish (wb id 163347).
    • Finish
      77 77
      Sour cherries, some chocolate and that same subtle soapiness. Some pepper and a whiff of sulfer round it off.

  25. Banzai scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  26. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Arran, amarone and I are good friends. At least…before rebranding we were. Curious if they changed the receipt or not. Before rebranding it was 9 years bourbon maturation and a 1-2 year finish.
    • Nose
      Young & strong! Lot’s of sweet and spicy flavors. Full bodied nose. Alcohol integrated rather good. Warm red fruits with vanilla and oak in the far back. Sweet grapes, banana and a rather big hit of unripe pineapple. The nose definitely doesn’t disappoint.
    • Taste
      Smooth and medium bodied. Sweet & sour. Orange juice, apple cider and spiced again. Definitely well palatable.
    • Finish
      Again smooth but with a slight raw edge to it as well. Sweet is dominating the finish. Sweet red fruits like raspberry and strawberry. Also some cream butter cookies.

      Certainly a very palatable dram for the money. Just not sure if I’d be able to empty a bottle on my own.

  27. MrTida scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    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

  28. Eisieisbaer08 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  29. 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.

  30. Sander79 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  31. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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

  32. the_muskox scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    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.

  33. rubadub78 scored this whisky 87 points Newbie

    Fantastic

  34. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/01/blind-leading-the-blind-a-juicy-revision-session/

    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!

  35. 2ndSip scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    ostensibly I have many (dark) red aromas of strawberry and cherry with a slight acidity, but also a slight sweetness.
    On the nose it actually reminds me more of a rosé wine.
    For me it can take a few drops of water, makes it more pleasing, softer; But fruit notes are still there; Advantage: it is no longer so tart / bitter in taste.
    With a few drops it opens up more - at least I think so.
    [85 - 81 = delicious -> get a second bottle if price is within the range]
    • Nose
      red fruits (sweet strawberries; ripe, dark cherries) dominate the foreground, they also bring a slightly sour note, which harmonizes well with the sweetness.
      Behind it honey and caramel.
      Red wine / rosé aroma joins it, tannins spread in the nose.
      In the background a soft spice, with time also some herbs.
      The alcohol stings your nose every now and then, but is largely well integrated.
      I also have a musty "old moss" / "old wood" note (but only through one nostril ... confusing and exciting at the same time).
    • Taste
      Immediately spicy on the tongue, red fruits, tannins, spice ... sparkling 50%. Quickly turns into a bitter note, which partly goes into the bitterness (can also be daily form)
      With water: much softer, more pleasing, sweeter, I hardly have that bitter note anymore. Furthermore red fruits, slight sweetness.
      Little honey and caramel, but some chocolate.
      The red wine influence cannot be denied.
    • Finish
      getting drier, spice and tannins cover the tongue. Medium / long fading.

  36. mtbmarco scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Red fruits, honey, straw, nuts
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruity, lemon, spicy
    • Finish
      82 82
      Chocolate does not linger for long.

  37. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/03/24/swag-spotlight-on-arran-distillers/

    Aged for 7-8 years in bourbon casks followed by a 9-month finish in fresh Amarone wine casks. Amarone is a North/Northeastern Italian wine made from well-ripened grapes which translates to plenty of sugars and very little tannin.

    N: “Dessert whisky” says Mariella, this has PX & [tawny] port [cask-finished] vibes. There’s huskiness too and a creaminess, blu-tac > Polyfilla, tomato plants & the soil of,… which demonstrates there’s more to this than just that initial wine-brought sweetness. Good stuff so far.

    T: It sure is sweet [to begin with], but in a very welcoming way – reminiscent of Mackmyra’s Skordetid in part. Why Amarone? “It creates balance”, says our host. What balances the sweetness [for me] is a citric quality with more of that distinct waxy vegetal aspect [later on],.. and runny vegetal [green juice] caramel,…

    F: ,… all at the front > middle of the mouth,…. slightly tannic at the end then bitter~>sweet, slightly peppery – one of very few signifiers that this is at 50% = dangerous!

    C: There are a number of competitors producing this sweet[er] red wine style of whisky. No doubt it’s tricky to nail an Amarone finish without over-powering the spirit, but here, we have a very desirable result – one that appears to suit the distillery’s citrus character well. Let’s hope they made a big batch. This appeared popular on the night. It’s a bottle I’ll be buying.

  38. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  39. Comet67 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  40. PierreA698 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  41. mattheww scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  42. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  43. Steven79 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  44. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    had a head to head tasting with 3 different Arran 2020 cask finishes: Sauternes, Amarone and Port.

    This was my number two.

    dark fruits, bit spicy, on the taste some dryness with caramel. finish bit wood driven and dry with raspberries
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  45. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Herbal candy, cherry, honey, caramel, some cinnamon
    • Taste
      Apple, honey, some lime, some chocolate, some pepper

  46. jkswift scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  47. baji scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Really interesting colour, nice and smooth (almost like Irish whisky) taste, but too much bitterness for me from that Amarone cask.
    • Nose
      74 74
      Red fruits, berries, pretty modest.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Nice taste of dried fruits and a bit of sweetness, but drying very, very quickly.
    • Finish
      77 77
      Medium long. Almost astringent bitterness at first, then red fruits and vanilla.

  48. leeho scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  49. leeho scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  50. byPerez scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Best Arran flavor)))

  51. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Fruity dram, but in the nose pretty modest, and in taste a bit overpowered by bitterness.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity, red fruits, berries, a bit modest nose actually. Raisins.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity and sparkling, cherries, cassis, raisins. With a bitter note underneath.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Pretty smooth but a lot of bitterness over the red fruits. Later on a more fruity finish, middle long.

  52. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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

  53. bvrsky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  54. peej84 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  55. rpvdwel scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  56. Wolf68 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  57. AmmitMitchum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.

  58. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  59. Hvdree scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  60. Sporx scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Aroma
    Cherry, marzipan, sweetness, vanilla, caramel

    taste
    Bittersweet, a bit spicy, becoming dry, tobacco, chocolate, spicy wood

    finish
    Medium length, slightly sweet, further bitter

    Later that evening on October 24th, 21 from 83 to 85

  61. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    From the start, the aroma is harsh, but after 20 minutes everything is normal and the whisky, with all my dislike for wine aging, turned out to be very juicy and tasty
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  62. SeWuWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Appearance: Dark orange, very oily, slowly falling drops on the edge of the glass
    Nose: cherry, marzipan, sweetness, light malts, orange in the background very pleasant
    Mouthfeel: Very mild, slight tingling on the tongue, a little dry, a little heavy on the tongue
    Taste: Tobacco, light sweetness and fruitiness, pear, vanilla, some oak and dark chocolate in the background
    Finish: Slightly sweet, further dark chocolate, some cloves, medium length, unfortunately a bit thin at the back

  63. Derufus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  64. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  65. Child_of_the_Barley scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Nose: Cherry, Gelatin, Plums

    Palate: Thick, rich and fragrant with sweet strawberries and cream

    Finish: Cherry drops, sharp, acidity gives it a lovely spice and kick.

    Unfortunately the finish is too short for my liking so safe to say the bottle will not last long. Definitely worth picking up as Red Wine Casks come too few and far between

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