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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 MoS
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.47 points
- Our review is http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Isle-of-Arran-MOS-16yo/c21kp/571635db0cf28f7f9b98af63
- 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.
- Frankly youngster. Nothing really embarrassing but nothing interesting either, without much interest.
Fresh fruits (apples, pears), spearmint, fresh almonds. Finely wooded, a little floral. Alcohol a little too present. White chocolate. Young and fresh.
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.
Fresh, a little spicy.
- Not very complex, but an enjoyable dram.
Sweet notes of melon and pear. Breakfast cereals and hints of mint.
Sweet fruitiness again. Some wet stones (minerals). Nutiness. Herbal notes later on.
Medium long. Some oak.
- It will cost you around 60 EUR.
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.
It is creamy on fiery on the palate. Nuts and raisins, again, but also some dried
apricots. Mint returns. Cloves. Hint of marzipan. Like!
The finish is rather short and my only point of criticism.