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Arran 10-year-old

Overall rating
80.43/100
votes
238
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
02.2006
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
House Label
Barcode
5060044480638
Added on
06 Aug 2007 8:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 35.49

238 × member ratings

524 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.43 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 86 points Administrator

    Being a rather young distillery (ESTḌ 1995), Isle of Arran is already producing some cracking good whisky. The use of high quality casks, 46% ABV, no chill-filtration and natural color gives you an optimal version of a Single Malt. Unlike other Island whiskies, Arran 10 features an unusual tropical character. On the nose, there are exotic fruits, such as papaya, melon and kiwi. Tasting mildly spicy and almost syrupy, faint hints of oak combine with cinnamon, sweet vanilla and complex fruity notes. It's a characterful dram with a gentle and bittersweet finish.

    RATING: 3.9/5.0 stars ≙ 86 pts → FIRST-CLASS [-]
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Rien scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. ctu scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Best part is the nose, young Arran, which is easy to drink.
    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity: banana, citrus, kiwi and grapes, honey and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Honey and vanilla. Unripe fruits. Green apple. Pepper and a bit of salt.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, spicy.

  5. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Two official Arran 10's today, both 2006[+] versions - one at 46%, the other at 57% 
    N: Familiar stuff. Barley leads the way with creme-de-nut, plenty of softened [oaked] wort and a little putty-meatiness.
    T: Perfect strength. Orris root the main descriptor. Takes a while to switch from the quirky orris to a half decent, slightly salted, cereal maltiness, ooh and sweetened snow peas
    F: A touch raw,....becoming more creamy with clear nitrous oxide from a whipped cream canister [excellent Ashley]. Becomes a little sweeter with some light carob. Fairly long finish with a nice, waxy-thin, barley mouthfeel coating and a creamy [almost whisked egg - merengue mix] yogurt at the death. Finishes most strongly.
    C: Modest standard fair but not very distinctive. I did struggle with that arrival but the finish is fairly good, more so than the 57% version. Lets try that now. WB

    Scores a C- [80]

  6. Koning scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior




    A
    relatively light and easy to drink whisky. Let it breathe for a while, and it
    becomes quite aromatic. 
    • Nose
      Fresh
      and grassy, fruity (kiwi and lemon), vanilla and biscuits.
    • Taste
      Very
      malty and fruity (kiwi again, but also apple juice). The sweetness is
      countered by green bell peppers, a subtle spiciness and a sligthly salty
      edge. 
    • Finish
      A bit waxy, with fresh and sour citrus fruits, aniseed, black pepper. Ends a bit dry and bitter.

  7. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. drkrylov scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Herbal, biscuity, hedgerow greenness and dried grass, like a long English summer's afternoon.
    • Taste
      Sweet. Quite malty, digestive biscuits, followed by green fruits.
    • Finish
      Slightly bitter, maltiness.

  10. avansele scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      74 74

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