Arran 1996 MoS

Overall rating
Single Malt
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Sherry Hogshead
MoS 13002
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
01 Feb 2013 11:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,00

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38 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 MoS

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 points

  1. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. whiskybros scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Our review is http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Isle-of-Arran-MOS-16yo/c21kp/571635db0cf28f7f9b98af63
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. deleo07 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. tebond968 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Arran 16y 1996/2013, 56.3%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead # MoS13002, 249 bottles
    The nose needs time before it expands. Initially I have light grains, a bit of honey and a floral touch. After a while, that is deepened in plants and wet leaves. There comes apple juice, gooseberries and vanilla. And a pleasant minerality. Chalk. A fresh and clean profile that I can appreciate. He gets to know the taste faster. Many herbs such as pepper, ginger and nutmeg. The skin of apples, a little bit of citrus and to compensate for these stimulating elements, I have candy sugar. The herbs also bring some oak. And green tea. Strong green tea. Powerful on the tongue, which is drying. With water the candy sugar comes more to the fore, rather than the expected fruit. Coffee now too. Not bad, but I think it's better on the nose. Not too long aftertaste. Especially the herbs linger, but also some candy. The nose certainly deserves a higher score.
    84/100 http://onversneden.com/2013/02/27/arran-16y-1996-malts-of-scotland/

  5. nulty scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Frankly youngster. Nothing really embarrassing but nothing interesting either, without much interest.
    • Nose
      Fresh fruits (apples, pears), spearmint, fresh almonds. Finely wooded, a little floral. Alcohol a little too present. White chocolate. Young and fresh.
    • Taste
      Rather powerful but the alcohol remains well integrated. Unfortunately it's not very tasty, fresh fruit not very ripe. Pretty thick, creamy. Mirabelles, apples, pears, raisins.
    • Finish
      Fresh, a little spicy.

  6. MaltMartin scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not very complex, but an enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      Sweet notes of melon and pear. Breakfast cereals and hints of mint.
    • Taste
      Sweet fruitiness again. Some wet stones (minerals). Nutiness. Herbal notes later on.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Some oak.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It will cost you around 60 EUR.
    • Nose
      It is ultrasoft on the nose, despite the high ABV. Starts gentle on
      sweet malt and something floral, before evolving into pear syrup, nuts and plum
      marmalade. Semolina pudding with lots of raisins. Grandma used to make it for
      me. Well, I digress. Twig of mint. Fresh.
    • Taste
      It is creamy on fiery on the palate. Nuts and raisins, again, but also some dried
      apricots. Mint returns. Cloves. Hint of marzipan. Like!
    • Finish
      The finish is rather short and my only point of criticism.


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