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Arran Sauternes Cask Finish

Overall rating
82.68/100
votes
67
Whiskybase ID
163347
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Sauternes Cask Finish
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044481949
Added on
06 Aug 2020 11:27 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 48.62

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67 × member ratings

203 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Sauternes Cask Finish

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.68 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

    “The marmite whisky”, says Mariella. I’m often a fan of this sweet white wine finish, so let’s see what we have here.

    N: With a murky pong, this one might have fared better coming before the sweeter Amarone. I think it’s safe to say we are talking bourbon cask maturation, though arguably, it’s also rather ‘new’/Euro distillery-esque, stylistically. After an hour or so, it starts to sing its slightly unusual song – the wine from the casks entrenched with the spirit, providing notes of honey, melon,… that kind of [typical of the genre] thing.

    T: Unlike the Amarone, you can tell this is around 50% abv. Arriving with a ginger & lemon juice bite and a slightly resinous forward momentum, this is considerably more sour in comparison to the Amarone,… slightly metallic,… soapy [yep],… 

    F: ,.. into more honey, aromatic fruity [Lush Co.] soap and tempered heat into a concluding dryness. At the death, the honeys [from the wine] make me want to go back for another sip. Perfect with ginger beer and a slice of lemon? I agree.

    C: Rather ‘interesting’ tricksy/complex/‘academic’/tough to love whisky [delete as appropriate], though I reckon this one found a death seat after the 18yo and then the Amarone. Saying that, it went down fairly easily.

  2. Banzai scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Comet67 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  4. mattheww scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  5. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

    This was my number one.

    yellow fruits, little dry from the wood, grapes, lemon, nice sweet without to demanding, a dram to enjoy
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Some cress on cotton wool, grapes, honey, peach, grain, some earth, some lemon
    • Taste
      Peach, honey, lemon, passion fruit, some wood, some pepper

  8. Daan2 scored this whisky 75 points Member Junior

    Beautiful Arran, but less spectacular than expected. The Sauternes effect is not really reflected in the taste

  9. tester1277 scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Alcoholic, citrus fruits, nice sweetness
    • Taste
      Very sweet and fruity, plum, peppery
    • Finish
      spicy, dry

  10. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 01-23-2020.

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