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Overall rating
87.56/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Amazing Waves of Sweetness
Vintage
15.07.2002
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Sherry Butt
Casknumber
121.51
Number of bottles
642
Strength
61.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottled for
for SMWS Australia
Added on
19 Dec 2011 1:36 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73,00

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2002 SMWS 121.51

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.56 points

  1. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Full sherry droning. Sweet without end. The alcohol pushes powerfully. Raisins, chocolate and Christmas cookies. Caramel toffee. With water a little nuttier and spicy in the nose.
    • Taste
      The strong alcohol is integrated in wonderful sweetness and creaminess. So he does not overwhelm himself despite the mighty entrance. I taste maple syrup, chocolate and nuts. With water he hardly loses strength but gets sweeter. Dangerously delicious and tasty.
    • Finish
      Long and sweet with a touch of spice. Chocolate and a bit of tobacco.

  2. Blankowitsch scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Orange mahogany (lion's mane)
    Flavour: Deep, rich & dried fruits

    The nose flooded us with waves of sweetness – dark chocolate
    millionaire’s shortbread, light molasses, thick-cut marmalade, spiced fruit cake
    with plump sultanas and raisins, toffee, barley sugars. Water brought out some
    leather and nutty aromas (almond, marzipan, walnut, hazelnut) and Nutella
    crêpes flambéed in Cointreau. The unreduced palate was big but enjoyable – an
    iron fist in a velvet glove – Green & Black’s Maya Gold (spicy orange
    chocolate), liquorice, almonds and oak shavings drizzled in maple syrup. With
    water, the palate had chocolate pralines, Crunchie bars, cane sugar and
    rose-water – absolutely amazing. The only distillery on this Firth of Clyde
    island.

    Drinking Tip: For any special occasion

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