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Arran 1999

Overall rating
84.64/100
votes
111
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

€ 185.80

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111 × member ratings

475 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1999

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.64 points

  1. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. AnnEm scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    With a little standing time, it has developed really nicely in the direction of apple fruit and especially knows how to inspire with the long-lasting, warm finish, which leaves a great mouthfeel.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Interesting to see the development with its aroma sequence. First orange. About wood wort (nutmeg? Star anise?) And briefly mild mildew (damp wood) as well as dust and also some pebble to a nice apple fruit. The initially dusty, moldy impression turns into a slightly waxy apple skin. Citrus. After a long time, I arrived at a delicious apple compote with raisins and a hint of cinnamon.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sparkling and fruity. Again a little dusty and waxy. Powerful - very good alcohol strength. Becomes nutty-chocolatey. Apple / cider. Malt sugar.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Nice and sour. Cider. Sugar and cinnamon. Very warming and deep. Persistently occupies the entire mouth and shines from the throat for a long time. In my opinion, dried fruit and nuts show the influence of sherry.

  3. 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 !

  4. 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.

  5. dramark scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. The_Sam scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. hans1971 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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