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Arran Fino Sherry Wine Cask

Overall rating
86.35/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Valdespino Fino
Bottled
22.10.2007
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Fino Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
7980
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 22 10 07
Barcode
5060044481253
Added on
02 Apr 2018 10:51 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 217.60

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168 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Fino Sherry Wine Cask

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.35 points

  1. keizerjos scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very dry, somewhat bitter and - is that possible? - too much sherry in too little whisky. He gets used to it, though, and then gets better more complexity in the aromas (the damp cellar, the wood and the syrupy sherry aromas) come through better and better. At the beginning of the glass, I didn't want to say much good about it, in the end it just gets to 85 points, because of entertainment value, growth and complexity.

  2. Abtbernardus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Pretty nice sherry finished Arran with a hint of smoke that surprises.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Sherry, dried fruit, chocolate. Also some citrus peel. Alcohol smell is strong.
    • Taste
      83 83
      soft sweetness of red fruits and toffee. Nuts, wood and sherry, soft spicy flavors, also somewhat smoky which I did not define in the nose.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium, spicy and slightly peppery, warm spices. The smoke also hangs around a bit. This surprises me.

  3. markkuyper scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. JeroenVandeWalle scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    I really love it. Something special and everyone should try it ;o)

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The rougher notes like leather and even light smoke have surprised me, it fits nicely into each other and has nice power with the 50% without being too aggressive.
    • Nose
      Orange, mocha, alcohol, blueberries, cocoa powder, herbs, dusty oak, leather
    • Taste
      Fruits from the forest, apples, many berries, beautiful light spices & herbs, cocoa and dry oak with light citrus notes, hints of smoke
      With water: Significantly more dry orange, forest honey, apricots, dried fruit
    • Finish
      Slightly dry, herbs remain, grapes with oak, medium length

  6. jankes scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    N- Raisin, cherry brandy. Intense dried fruits, 5 spices with drift of pungent wood.

    P- Buddha fruits, sweetness of spices and dried fruits.

    F- Short and lacking. Exit with odd bitterness linger.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. martinni scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. martinni scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      78 78

  10. XorLophaX scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion:
    85/100 points - "beautiful sherry standard whisky".
    The Arran offers distinct aromas of dry sherry, paired with a slightly disturbing alcoholic pungency.
    Here you get an honest whisky, at a fair price of 60 €.
    Link to the tasting on my blog: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/412
    • Nose
      At first very restrained with aromas of dry sherry. Plums, nuts, milk chocolate and caramel.
      Then, after some time in the air becomes more open and fruity for grapes, damp soil and young m wood.
    • Taste
      At first little sweetness, but dry sherry flavors and wood. Warming with a noticeable alcoholic sharpness.
      There is not much to discover here. Overall, a round sherry whisky, which tastes of a higher age.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish with a pronounced alcoholic sharpness, wood and dry earth.

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