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Arran 1999

Overall rating
84.66/100
votes
109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Icons of Arran No. 4 - The Golden Eagle
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
14 Ex-Bourbon Barrels & 7 Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
6000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482274
Added on
13 Feb 2012 9:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 187.52

33 × in wishlist

109 × member ratings

469 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1999

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.66 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    [Tasting session - n°3 - quick note]
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Quite good, this has again some red apple, cider, and fresh brioche notes. Second sip is a bit fruitier, with yellow fruits.
    • Finish
      Same, with an added note of guimauve : interesting !

  3. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/09/04/tomoh-my-precious-part-1-2/

    Next up was my first offering, a 1980/[1999] 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.

  4. dramark scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. The_Sam scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Soft ginger on an oak-creamy background, cranberries, sorrel, green salad.

  9. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A great mix of bourbon and the slightest sherry influence, so I like these mixtures best, beautiful, round thing by Arran!
    • Nose
      Pineapple, sweet beautiful malt, papaya, trail mix, toffee, honey, citrus, a little heathland
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      Slightly dry and malty, almost too long, medium in length, lemon, vanilla remains

  10. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt



    Nose: Light and estery with tropical fruit salad, vanilla and caramel. Some nuttiness here too.
    Palate:
    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.



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