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Arran Port Cask Finish

Overall rating
82.91/100
votes
72
Whiskybase ID
163348
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044481864
Added on
06 Aug 2020 11:29 am by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46.40

24 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

233 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Port Cask Finish

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.91 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

    N: Perhaps this expression sits rather well in-between the Amarone and the Sauternes. I like the balanced complexities on show here. With plenty to explore over time, sweet and savoury delights await.

    T: There’s no doubt we are still in grapevine territory, though Arran’s Amarone still shines through by comparison. Perhaps the previous two malts have thrown me off, but here we’ve plenty of glimpses of flavourful kitchen dishes along the way. We are talking about gravy [quince] jam, apricots & plums in [meat] stews,… plus a greasy mouthfeel.

    F: More metallic > mineral/chalky action and just a touch of aromatic detergent/soapiness towards a sour conclusion. Resinous casks – the oak itself – also show here.

    C: Good whisky if a touch,… muddled [slightly painting by numbers?]

  2. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A mix of stewed dark fruit, with mainly blueberries and blackberries. Sweet black cherries. Followed by a layer of honey and a hint of cinnamon. Later also creme brulee.
    • Taste
      Rather sweet with a lot of Port influence. Lots of honey and all of those dark fruits again. Creme brulee. Red berries in the background. Pancake syrup, giving it a very sugary sweetness. Warm spices, black peppercorns, a hint of cinnamon and ginger.
    • Finish
      Mid-long with the same spices, all the berries again and a hint of pancake syrup.

  3. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  4. DeLiefhebber scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

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

    This was my number three.

    spicy, red fruits, but also quite heavy on the wood, making it a bit too hard and dry. on the taste an not so balanced combination of red fruit and wood bitterness.
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Cherry, honey, some earth, a few grasses, some cinnamon
    • Taste
      Apple, cherry, honey, apricot, some lemon, some coffee, some pepper

  7. sarthur71 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Officer Hadley scored this whisky 56 points Member Senior

    Good whisky
    • Nose
      71 71
    • Taste
      57 57
    • Finish
      41 41

  9. Officer Hadley scored this whisky 56 points Member Senior

    Good whisky
    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      41 41

  10. leeho scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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