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Arran 1998

Overall rating
84.31/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Tokaji Wood
Vintage
1998
Bottled
08.2007
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Tokaji Wine Cask
Number of bottles
7320
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Sep 2007 8:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 77.48

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44 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.31 points

  1. BeatF scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    If you do not like finished whiskys, forget this Arran ... or maybe find a new love with this drop! Anyway, this Arran has not earned the sometimes very bad ratings. With a bit of water, this whisky is even softer, then even a little reminiscent of a dazzled Jameson.
    • Nose
      Sweet apricot bouquet, bitter oranges, honey, vanilla, whereby the strong alcohol content (55%) can easily penetrate.
    • Taste
      The doerraprikosen and the honey remain, the alcohol tingles on the tongue. Dickfluessig.
    • Finish
      During swallowing - carried by the strong alcohol - essential oils unfold; long-lasting finish; again very intense these areerraprikoses and other fruits as well as honey; everything warm and soothing. A light pepper taste as well as subtle oak remains for a long time.

  2. keizerjos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This beautiful apple juice colored island whisky has a spectacular scent with lots of sweet fruit and unmistakably plums at the end. Terribly nice air, very complex and colorful. Tokaji is not, as you would expect, Japanese - it is a village in Hungary in the Tokaj-Hegyalja region where sweet dessert wine comes from. The grapes used have fallen prey to a grape disease, Botrytis Cinerea, also known as Noble Rot, Pourriture Noble, Edelfäule or Muffa Nobile. This fungus causes partial shortening of the grapes. Instead of throwing them away, those moldy grapes, they make dessert wine from all over the world. We whisky lovers especially know the Sauternes - same story, moldy grapes.
    Back to this Arran. Great. Very sweet, slightly sharp - 50% would probably have been good too. Nice tobacco and fruit notes, fairly short finish. I am reminded of the Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or - not so strange, that's a sauternes finish. I just compared them. The Nectar is mildly sweet, has a small acidity that creates a nice balance with the sweetness. Citrus, honey, the ususal suspects.
    The Arran Tokaji is a bit less middle of the road, it has more pronounced accents. A bit of citrus, slightly dry in the aftertaste. All in all, the Arran is more than excellent and very reasonably priced whisky - if it were still for sale. I'm afraid he will have to raise more than 100 euros at the whisky flea market. And that is just too much again. The Nectar d'Or is 47.50 euros and simply available. I know.

  3. Dris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The aszú doesn't really come through and the base distillate is quite one-sided. 84/85.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Floral. Honey, orange peel, mojito and green tea.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Powerful. Dried fruits, honey and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, fruity, spicy.

  5. markkuyper scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. FernetBranco scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It certainly has something, but here too the Arran Cask Finishes are much more alcoholic and sharper than others with the%.
    • Nose
      Dried apricots, orange peel, alcohol quite concise, cinnamon, honey, later green apples & eucalyptus
    • Taste
      Apricots in Alkhohol, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, marzipan, fine oak at the end
      With water: Round, the fruitiness balances out nicely, still light alcohol notes, more toffee, silky soft, vanilla & other bright fruits
    • Finish
      Surprisingly fruity with a dry oak edge (very Japanese), alcohol and fermented apricots remain, rather unpleasant aftertaste, short to medium

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N:- Minty honey, deep fried crispy pastry puff skin. Fresh pear, apricot. Alluring and savoury. P:- Very nutty and lush of nectar, fresh ripe juicy tropical fruits
    with pleasant spiciness derived from a fine oak. Bold yet rounded and
    all flavours gel together firmly.

    F:- Long and silky, warming. Shades of burn tar reveals its origin.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. rinuskrijnen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Excellent whisky with a dessert.
    The whisky is no longer produced. The distillery has done tests
    with various types of wine as a finish since 2003.
    There is now only a choice of Sauternes, Amaroner and Portfinish.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

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