Arran 10-year-old

Overall rating
84.95/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB172869
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
13.09.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L13 09 20
Barcode
5060044480638
Added on
23 dec 2020 9:34 pm by Kaschde
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 34.40

5 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Arran 10-year-old

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.95 points.

  1. Glenladdie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  2. ea teasse scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    Uncomplicated, fruity, summery and incredibly tasty. This whisky for 40 euros is a magnificent deal. I mainly like heavier profiles, but this one can please me with any dram.

  3. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I tasted this 2020 Arran 10 side by side with an old Arran 10 from 2008 (WB id 235). This one is much darker in colour (similar to the 21 years old!). Less refill oak, probably more first fill bourbon, sherry or even virgin oak cask? Tastewise it is also heavier, did they start to produce a heavier distillate? Unfortunately it looses steam after the very nice nose.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh citrus fruits (bergamot!), banana, apple, vanilla fudge and freshly baked bread. It's quite aromomatic and even had a dusty 'old' edge. Very nice!
    • Taste
      83 83
      Some citrus fruits, star fruit and pear. The bread returns on the palate. It becomes more oaky and green spicy after a while, with some mineral water and a subtle plastic or soapy offnote. Less convincing than the nose.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Fruity (citrus, apple, kiwi), a warm spicyness, some caramel, vanilla sugar and that weird plastic offnote.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      That’s an impressive nose after just 10 years! fudgy with caramel and vanilla, fruity as in orchard fruits and forest fruits, fresh herbs like oregano and dried basil.
    • Taste
      Very thick, creamy body. It gives loads of caramel fudge, vanilla and butter at te start. While, a little later, more oaky flavors appear. It’s not so much fruity on the palate.
    • Finish
      In the medium length finish which feels quite syrupy, again sweet flavors is what you get.

      Pleasant stuff, but you’d better like the sweet stuff since this is quite like a liquid candy store!

  5. Sander79 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Yarema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An excellent example of real drinking whisky. With the aroma and taste of young oak and a good bourbon barrel. The best combination of price and quality in recent years that I have met.
    My Respect to Arran !

    Nose - 22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 87

  7. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Appearance: Pale to medium orange-amber.

    Nose: Malty, fruity and spicy. Lots of citrus. Quite complex. Peach, cinnamon, caramel, vanilla, tobacco, toast, oak, ginger. Definitely seems to be bourbon cask dominant.

    Palate: Malty, sweet caramel and vanilla, oak, citrus, cinnamon biscuits. Bit of banana.

    Finish: Malty sweetness, oak, spices. Apple.

    With Water: More honey malt sweetness in the nose. Softer malt flavor. More ginger spice.

    Overall: Very good depth and nice bourbon cask character. Very good value indeed.

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