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Arran 1995

Overall rating
83.21/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB3562
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Founder's Reserve
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2001
Stated Age
06 years old
Number of bottles
10000
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L1200 S10
Added on
31 Aug 2008 9:27 pm

Average value

€ 94.51

5 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

239 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1995

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.21 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    We begin with the Founder’s Reserve, bottled exclusively for the shareholders/investors of the distillery. This was one of Arran’s earliest and oldest releases at the time. A rare example of a bottle of booze where the words ‘Founder’s’ and [especially] ‘Reserve’ actually mean something.
    N: Opening up significantly after an hour or so, I find this an old skool styled single malt with a stewed biscuity fruitiness, toasted pastries, and a grassy huskiness – stewed being the operative word here.

    T: “Flora n Fauna style.”, says Mariella, we’ve a prickly raw spirit that softens after an hour or so and is far more favourable when tried alongside the 10yo [up next]. Of note, saline light coppery sour apples and a floral-fruity maltiness shape the overall profile.

    F: Fruitier and chewier later on – softer apples and the like – as well as a creamy maltiness with a dry lift-off finish, slight heat, waxy,… > copper,.. dusty barley sugar.

    C: Decent, with time and in context. Overall profile: salty, grassy, oily toasted barley,.. and with a sour-sweet fruitiness. Let’s see if we can’t find a common thread throughout this flight that helps us understand Arran’s early DNA.

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/04/21/swag-arran-single-cask-tasting/

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. AdamsB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Arran Distillers use only traditional wooden washbacks and copper stills. The whisky is then matured in oak casks to allow the full character to develop. These bottles of whisky were not for sale and were only available to those prudent enough to invest in the distillery at its conception.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Light and gentle for a first bottling with malty goodness. Oak, Limon
    • Taste
      83 83
      Oak, Caramel, apple, limon, citrus, grapes, cinamon
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is fruity with apples and grapes on the palate.

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    Tasted it during a whisky fest. in the Netherlands! It was to young and not ready yet.

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