Arran 1998

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Icons of Arran No. 3 - The Westie
22 ex-Oloroso Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 mar 2011 3:17 pm

Average value

€ 259.51

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91 × member ratings

477 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Arran 1998

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.86 points.

  1. Wolf68 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Dominique69 scored this whisky 83 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  4. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

    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.

  5. 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.



  6. 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.

  7. 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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