- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Icons of Arran No. 4 - The Golden Eagle
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- 14 Ex-Bourbon Barrels & 7 Sherry Hogsheads
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 13 Feb 2012 9:57 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1999
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.68 points
- [Tasting session - n°3 - quick note]
Subtle and fresh, with red apples and a pinch of salt, it has a dusty side soon developping on lots of apple cider. Somersby, without the excessive sugar.
Quite good, this has again some red apple, cider, and fresh brioche notes. Second sip is a bit fruitier, with yellow fruits.
Same, with an added note of guimauve : interesting !
Next up was my first offering, a 1980/ Hog’money’ Balmenach [WB0]. A full bottle review will follow in due course. We shall skip this for now and move onto the next in line, a ‘Golden’ Arran distilled in 1999.
N: We start with an instantly pleasing confectionary & ripe fruit basket alongside a well balanced malty=oaked-aged bed. Not dissimilar to some Bruichladdich in style perhaps?
T: Hearty tasty body with a steady travel.
F: Lovely natural chew on the usual suspects.
C: Very likeable. I’ve a soft spot for these dependable drinkers.
- Pleasant, light and fresh mole, expecting the worst, not bad, rich flavor / taste with moderate strength; not a masterpiece, of course, but overall good and interesting.
Raw, warm, cereal - malt, raw grained grain; in the background - lemon, flowery-lemonade notes, salty tones, raw brick. Over time, the malt moves back and the aroma becomes honey-flowered with an admixture of minerals in the Clynelish style.
Sweet, lemon, caramel, cream, compote of dried fruits, burnt sugar, oak, on the whole surprisingly vigorous and full, leaves an impression stronger than it really is.
Soft ginger on an oak-creamy background, cranberries, sorrel, green salad.
- A great mix of bourbon and the slightest sherry influence, so I like these mixtures best, beautiful, round thing by Arran!
Pineapple, sweet beautiful malt, papaya, trail mix, toffee, honey, citrus, a little heathland
Very nice round malt note with beautiful citrus notes integrated, lots of nice vanilla, light apricots and oranges in between, honey, toffee, fruit cake, papaya, pineapple, lyeeer
Slightly dry and malty, almost too long, medium in length, lemon, vanilla remains
Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt
Nose: Light and estery with tropical fruit salad, vanilla and caramel. Some nuttiness here too.
There's the typical buttery notes one expects from Arran, cut with some
great citrus notes. It also has a sponge cake and meringue sweetness.
Finish: Note overly long but ripe with fresh fruit and honey.
Overall: A lovely light whisky that nevertheless makes a big impact.