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Arran 2002

Overall rating
88.57/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
McCulloch
Vintage
2002
Bottled
01.09.2010
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
772
Number of bottles
305
Strength
49.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company
Added on
05 Dec 2010 10:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 175.00

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2002

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.57 points

  1. whiskyfuchs did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This is a special bottling done by Arran distillery for Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company. Hand picked by Russell Townson who is Managing Director of Chester Whisky Company. It is a Full bodied, Oloroso Sherry Cask matured single malt, honey and raisins on the nose, delicate and velvety on the palate with a very long warming finish.

    A single cask bottling only available from Chester Whisky located in Chester, Cheshire in the United Kingdom (www.chesterwhisky.com).

    The colour is a deep red tinge with dark brown highlights (WI rarely comments on the colour of whisky however this is quite pleasing to the eye). The nose is blasts of really good dried fruit (think of prunes, raisins and cherries), sensational oak spice, warm toffee, sherry and yes, Christmas cake (the really good dark kind aggressively introduced to some really good alcohol) and some citrus. There are also some hints of malt and wet cotton, much like some Springbank single malts. The total effect is quite fantastic. The taste is very fruity in a strong fashion along with some really good spice and the malt and wet cotton. Some good dryness and hints of cocoa powder (unsweetened). It’s all very, very good. The fruit, oak spice and the malt (a little shy at this point), all work very well together to produce a phenomenal combination and a sensational dram. The finish is warming, quite dry and now tobacco and leather notes arrive but nicely intertwined with the sweetness from the fruit. It’s quite long and very consistent.

  2. FernetBranco scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. McCulloch scored this whisky 99 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      Fruity spice with hints of burnt oak and honey.
    • Taste
      Smooth at first, then bursts open with burnt toffee and spice followed by honey and burnt oak.
    • Finish
      Very warming finish with spice n honey.

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