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Arran 1996

Overall rating
87.53/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
11.12.1996
Bottled
31.03.2011
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
2034
Number of bottles
272
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 Sep 2011 11:52 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 108.00

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18 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.53 points

  1. Kumachan scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose announced a beautiful mouth that ultimately is not up to it. It is still a very nice whisky, fruity and spicy where the influence of sherry is present. If it had to be given a subjective note, it would be a 86
    • Nose
      Golden yellow, slow and thick tears. Gourmandise! Freshness on candied lemon, pink grapefruit, candied orange zest. Come exotic flavors like mango, passion fruit. Spices and dried fruits also have their place, nutmeg, nuts and raisins. A light woody and well melted. Brown sugar.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is full and round, the nose announced a gluttony, it is the case. Candied orange, cocoa, nuts but also dried mango, raisins, this nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Medium and long finish on nuts and licorice

  2. Gondwana scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      indicates a very high ABV, sugar, very spicy, butter, fudge, exotic fruits, oily and nuts
    • Taste
      creamy, fudge, some tannins and orange
    • Finish
      drying with citrus, liquorice and fudge - boterbabbelaars

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Smoother than cask 2007, with more caramel.
    • Nose
      Sherry, orange, almond, caramel, dark cherries, vanilla, peach, apple and a little marshmallow. Water brings out some mocha and rye bread.
    • Taste
      Caramel, orange, raisin, almond, hazelnut and eucalyptus. Water makes it a lot more creamy.
    • Finish
      Caramel, pecan, almond, orange and a slight whiff of smoke.

  5. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nose on coffee beans and raisins with alcohol.
    Mouth quite bitter on cooked fruits. Alcohol is too much for my taste.
    Fairly woody final.

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