Arran 2003

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Premium Cask
Stated Age
17 years old
Calculated age
18 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
54.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Netherlands Exclusive
nl Netherlands
Added on
13 jul 2021 9:13 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 249.99

20 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

159 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Arran 2003

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.32 points.

  1. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Really good. It is quite spicy in the end though, but a few drops of water will make it softer.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits at first, such as raisins and plums. Sweet dates. Followed by a faint hint of leather and tobacco leaves. Oranges, but red apples as well. Honey and caramel fudge. And then, weirdly enough, I get sauerkraut. Which I don’t mind, but a strange one! Later also dark chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee beans.
    • Taste
      Less fruity than the nose. But the dried fruits can be found here as well, mostly towards raisins. Toffee and caramel fudge. Honey too. A touch of burnt sugar. Dark chocolate. Followed by spices, such as chilli peppers and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Mid-long to long with the same spices, dark chocolate and toffee. Raisins too. Slightly herbal, thyme comes to mind.

  4. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lovely whisky with a nose full of fruit, a mouth full of taste and a long spicy finish. A thank a friend for sharing a 6cl sample so I can taste this beauty twice...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. leeho scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. Marcel74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful whisky that is beautifully balanced with the distillery character and the cask influence.. but neither dominates
    • Nose
      The smell of this whisky is already layered and beautifully balanced, you can clearly smell the influences of the distillery… barley sugars and fruit, candies, oranges and bananas and some tropical fruits, in the background the sherry influences can be discerned.. raisins, figs dates
    • Taste
      The taste is wonderfully creamy and pungent.. the taste of tropical fruits and barley returns, but the sherry influences of the barrel are also beautifully interwoven here.. toffee, raisins, figs, dates and chocolate
    • Finish
      The aftertaste is sweet from the fruit which turns into some herbs .. the mouthfeel lasts a long time

  7. Ruisdael scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of the best Arrans I've tasted so far. Beautiful nose, super mouth-filling pallet and powerful, slightly spicy aftertaste that lingers for a long time. Truly a fantastic whisky!


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