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Arran 16-year-old

Overall rating
85.52/100
votes
155
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure by nature
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Bourbon and Sherry cask
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 19 03 13
Barcode
5060044482472
Added on
27 Mar 2013 9:19 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 105.19

29 × in wishlist

155 × member ratings

601 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 16-year-old

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.52 points

  1. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. GJR scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ralfy review 365: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjU_EFmiO_M (83/100).

    "Decent but challenging. After 20 minutes with water, a more classic Arran fruit note exerts itself as the influence of the cask and the slightly off-note that I'm noticing within that cask starts to kind of recede."

  8. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2014/10/06/arran-16-yo-2013-ob-46/
    • Nose
      N: i nasi di Arran sanno essere ricchi e rigogliosi. Questo si offre difatti subito spalancato e avvolgente, mentre il mix di botti bourbon/sherry non fa che moltiplicare gli spunti degustativi. Da una parte, una bella cremosità, vanigliosa ma anche brulè; notiamo che la quota ex sherry pare ‘seccare’ un po’, equilibrando il tutto; comunque, dicevamo: pandoro, pasta di mandole, un po’ di caramello, zuppa inglese. Dall’altra, si apre un cestone di frutta mista: dalla pera cremosa ai frutti rossi accennati, uvetta, albicocca e un che di tropicale. Il malto è fresco, ‘vivo’, dà l’idea di un organico ancora in evoluzione, non c’è nulla di disidratato. Naso top, insomma.
    • Taste
      P: in un contesto di comunque reiterata ricchezza, si normalizza restringendo il campo di battaglia e lasciando in disparte il frutteto di cui prima. Prevale infatti quella composta ma intensa cremosità (creme brulè, zuppa inglese, biscotti walker al burro, tarte tatin), accompagnata da note maltate in crescendo e cenni di frutta secca (nocciola). Una grattatina di noce moscata.
    • Finish
      F: lungo e intenso, ancora burroso e maltoso. Ricco di frutta secca (noce, nocciola).

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Every now and then a maltiness works through that is fun and harmonises well with the citrus lime notes. At the same time he also has a slightly sprittige note with a solvent note. Still a good whisky.
    • Nose
      Tart, lime, a touch of vanilla, dry, mineral, now and then a delicate maltiness fights through and pepper is always present
    • Taste
      strong onset, dry, slightly bitter, black tea, sour, also here the lime, but not as clear as in the nose, some herbs and pepper
    • Finish
      The finish begins with oak and malt, even here the black tea, finally the acidity and a few tannins

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I took no detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender again.

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