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Overall rating
87.17/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Riegger's Selection (RS)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
21.07.1997
Bottled
22.02.2013
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
1073
Number of bottles
396
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Bottled for
Finest Spirits 2013
Added on
24 Feb 2013 12:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85,00

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28 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1997 RS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.17 points

  1. Mascht scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a spicy, fruity Arran, creamy and a lot of vanilla, I like very well, bottled directly by hand at the Finest Spirits in Munich 2013
    • Nose
      89 89
      sweet, fruity and spicy, cinnamon, vanilla kipper, apple strudel, crème brûlée, cereals, orange marmalade, caramel and some spearmint
    • Taste
      87 87
      spicy, creamy but not mouth-filling, vanilla cream, apple compote, caramel, hazelnuts, oak and a pinch of salt
    • Finish
      88 88
      medium-long and dry, dark chocolate, laurel

  2. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Yes, a nice Arran. If I worked my way through an entire bottle I would probably realize that he has a super classic Arran profile and is more than good.

  3. matts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Also for me my best Arran so far. Really well done: The last remaining cl in the glass I save myself at least 15 minutes to fully enjoy the beautiful nose.
    • Nose
      Very fruity: apples, pears, apricots and citrus fruits. In addition, fruit cake, bread dough and oak. The alcohol is very well integrated. A really nice nose that makes you want more. By the way, with a few drops of water, the citrus notes are even more effective and more vanilla comes through.
    • Taste
      Slightly oily, very elegant mouthfeel. In addition bright fruits, nuts and a beautiful Fassgeschmack. Very powerful and substantial. With a few drops of water significantly milder, almost creamy vanilla and a little salt. Overall, very round.
    • Finish
      Medium to long finish. Pleasant spicy oak, vanilla and milk chocolate. In the background bright fruits.

  4. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Bottled by hand directly from the original cask during the Finest Spirits Festival in Munich 15.-17.02.2013. 

    One of the best Arrans that I have ever tasted - nutty and full of character.

    Unfortunately as Nilles told me the cask number 1023 on the label is wrong. The correct cask number is 1073, which can also be seen on a picture of the cask that I took.

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