Arran 23-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
White Stag - Sixth Release
Stated Age
23 years old
Sherry Hogshead & Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
53.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 apr 2021 10:37 am by WhiskyHike
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 612.77

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22 × member ratings

202 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Arran 23-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.70 points.

  1. Sirralf scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Very fruity with hints of citrus. But it could be a little more intense.
    Taste: Still lots of fruit, clear citrus notes in the foreground and a delicious, pleasant sweetness.
    Finish: Very long-lasting and intense.
    This malt will make you want to own more than one bottle!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

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  3. singlemaltro scored this whisky 98 points Member Senior

    Possibly the best whisky I have tasted value for money. I see this distillery going places.

  4. whisky666 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Artus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. whiskyfan_olli scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. eddi14 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    The first thing I have on my nose is cherry pie.
    Nice strong wood notes and cherry to citrus in the taste.
    You can tell that not the worst barrels were chosen here.

  8. gerbenblokker scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Intense nose, very intense fruit explosion. Taste is corresponding, fruity, woody, salty. Finish is very long. A glass of whisky for the whole evening

  9. IgorKuznetsov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The white deer is linked by the real world and the other world, on the Isle of Arran they believe in it.
    We are pleased to present the sixth edition of the White Stag, this time selected by our Plant Manager David Livingston. Assigned to select barrels for bottling this year, David singled out the outstanding 1997 sherry hogshead and sherry puncheon, which were combined to create a special bottling experience for our community.
    Aroma: Very closed at first, fruity notes with a spicy flavor emerge as it unfolds. A little apples and a little more citrus.
    Taste: spicy and bright, sweet reminiscent of some sweets from childhood, enveloping, fresh. Light oak. Fruit notes. Later, citrus motifs appear. The citrus fruits shift towards pears and tropical melons with a sweetness that grows with every sip.
    Finish: Very long lasting, candies and dried apricots, fruit cocktail of incredible complexity. Intense, which lasts a long time after the last sip.
    Very interesting release! 89 points (the aroma brings a little, but the taste and finish put everything in its place)


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