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Arran 14-year-old

Overall rating
83.57/100
votes
374
Whiskybase ID
WB17576
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
09.08.2010
Stated Age
14 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 09 08 10
Barcode
5060044481826
Added on
19 Aug 2010 7:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 160.95

33 × in wishlist

374 × member ratings

712 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 14-year-old

71 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.57 points

  1. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Grapes and exotic fruits. Honey and banana chips with a lot of vanilla. Some coconut.
    • Taste
      Intense bright fruits and some coconut. Pleasantly spicy bitterness.

  2. Bishlouk scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is fruity with a sea breeze over it. The mouth and finish are marked by caramelized fruit with a hint of salt on the end. Personally I love this whisky which enjoys a very good value for money. For the anecdote, this whisky strongly improves after the opening of the bottle; it shows its full potential after several months of opening!

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    This is a very good Arran, putting the younger version in its shadow
    with one hand tied behind its back. Tasteful, complex and creamy. What more
    could you ask for?
    • Nose
      Ah, those two extra years (and the sherry casks in the mix) have done
      wonders for this nose. It is a lot fresher than its younger brother and shows a
      lot more fruit. I get white fruit, apricots, peach and sultanas. A bit of
      potpourri as well. Freshly cut grass. Honey and some vanilla make it very
      sweet. Give it another five minutes and you will even get a hefty helping of
      marzipan. This is very good.
    • Taste
      It is creamy on the palate, starting on breakfast cereals and liquorice,
      before you are handed a wonderful basket of fruits. Limes, oranges, apples,
      pears and some pineapple. Lots of vanilla. Big oak countering the whole, making
      this Arran well balanced. Good!
    • Finish
      In the finish, that is medium in length, the spices clamour for
      attention. Is that a salty twist at the death?

  4. Vagmanou scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      Sweet, oily, citric, vanilla, wax, honey, flowery
    • Taste
      80 80
      Nuts, cooking spicies, wood, citric, pear
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, spicies, sea salt, oily, dry nuts, vanilla, dried fruits |(dates)

  5. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Sheer quality. Not overly complex, but the oily pineapple notes are enticing.

  6. blacknapkins scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. Albaron scored this whisky 79 points Specialist

    The acidity is strong and disturbs pretty much, in addition, he also has a certain heat, which I do not like. Otherwise, a fresh whisky, uncomplicated and delicious
    • Nose
      light alcohol, but also immediately fresh citrus notes, vanilla, light maltiness, toffee cream, menthol fumes, a herbal mix, a few apricots
    • Taste
      strong onset, acidic and dry, fresh citrus notes, the menthol comes here quickly, the acidity flashes through again, some malt then leads into the finish.
    • Finish
      The malt swells, then the acidity, some herbs, the toffee cream and finally quite strong tannins

  9. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Harmonious whisky, nutty, light sherry notes, fruity, soft but spicy and not uninteresting. Somehow it always fits.

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

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