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Arran 1998

Overall rating
84.90/100
votes
86
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Icons of Arran No. 3 - The Westie
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2011
Casktype
22 ex-Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482120
Added on
07 Mar 2011 3:17 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 270,99

40 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

416 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.90 points

  1. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  2. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt



    Nose:
    Big on lemony, citrusy notes, with hints of zest and intensely sweet
    freshness. Notes of apricots too, and a subtle sherried character.
    Palate: Big and bold and very fruity with Arran's signature zesty/maltiness and pepper.
    Finish: Sweet and fruity, coffee notes and nutmeg.




  3. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: a very interesting combination of lemon zest zing , some toasted oak, a sweet, sugary toffee kind of feeling to it, no big sherry notes here. Fresh. Vibrant and balanced.

    Palate: Sweet sugars up front, with the wood backing it up, introducing some bitter cocoa notes, as well as touches of vanilla and butter. As the time passes , the cocoa and bitter chocolate is more evident, in addition to some spice.

    Finish : Bitter cocoa and wood, on top of some malty notes, and spices.

    Bottom line:

    This is a fine dram, though i must say, i was hoping for something a bit like the “Rowan Tree” with some heavier Sherry influence, and this one is not quite the same profile. It’s a well integrated whisky, with some fresh zest, as well as wood, cocoa and malt influences. It’s really balanced, but it is not as good as the last edition in my honest opinion.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2011/05/16/tasting-icons-of-arran-3-the-%e2%80%98westie%e2%80%99/

     

     

  4. p4blo scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A nice daily dram, especially at the original price. Could be a powerful one at cask strength.
    • Nose
      Very fruity. Apples, oranges, mandarines, cherries. Nuts, coconut, a hint of mint. At the end, a tiny bit of organic solvents and acetone.
    • Taste
      Sweet, dominated by fruity and floral notes. Light fruits - citrus, apples, grapes, a bit of milk chocolate. A very small amount of wooden notes.
    • Finish
      Short, spicy and dry. Dominated by wooden notes with spices.

  5. Igor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Flavourful, appetizing. Mellow apples, greenery, juicy pears, dried apricots, creamy-sweet, confectionery, vanilla/custard, caffè mocha.
    • Taste
      Sweet initially, nuts, marine saltiness, then tart, bitter orange, slightest astringency of oak then.
    • Finish
      Mainly: bitter notes of citrus, lemon zest, mandarin dried peel, mild spice. Admittedly, lasts long enough.

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