- Single Malt
- A.D. Rattray (DR)
- Bottling serie
- Individual Cask Bottling
- Stated Age
- 16 years old
- Number of bottles
- 53.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Added on
- 22 Apr 2013 8:42 am
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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 DR
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points
- Too much wood on the nose, apple, corn. Apple palate, cereals, caramel tip. Medium final spicy. Not terrible.
- Not necessarily a pleasure whisky. This arran, lacks expression and is below the Arran 1996-2012 Dewar Rattray.
Alcohol moderately integrated. Strong smell of green apple, wood and vanilla. Cinnamon appears after a few minutes.
Sweeter: toffee, cream, apple. The whole is quite unctuous.
Drum rolls: ................ apple! And also some caramel
- Brachadair is a rising star, it would seem. Patrick
sure knows how to select his casks. Just under 70 EUR, which is value for money
if you ask me.
The nose starts of fresh with loads of white fruit,
Jonagold apples in the lead. Very nutty on almonds and hazelnuts. Hints of
gooseberries and lime. Coconut, even. Not bad and keeps developing in the
glass. After a few moments, I get some creamy butter and cooked patatoes
(good!) with some green herbs. This is of to a very good start.
Very creamy and round on the palate. White fruit and
pepper at first. Softens up quickly and offers vanilla and honey next. Hints of
banana liqueur, who would have thought? Frangipane cake. Nougat. A slight farmy
touch all the way in the back. I quite like this. Does not need water, but
takes it well.
The finish is medium long and spicy, but the white
fruit remains the leitmotif.