Arran 1997

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
21 Apr 2013 2:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.20

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28 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1997

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.92 points

  1. maltandgrains scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Girlfriend approved - even from a non-whisky drinker, without water added.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Imminent sherry. Berries (especially cherry) comes through. Slight hint of vanilla. The nose doesn't hide that this is cask strength, but it's still quite easy on the nose.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Rolls in soft, but the cask strength shows quickly. The sherry is present without it bombarding you. Hints of citrus fruit.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Semi-long. When you think it's over, new tastes appear - namely vanilla.

  2. André scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Drank him with a friend today after a jw-red label. he thought it was the best whisky he ever drank.

    it is a great fruity flavor bomb with a light pepper. The heavy sherry and the sulfur are not present. it is in any case a very nice drink that fits well with the warm summer weather of this moment. Whether or not he will like that on cold days, we are going to experience that.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Patrick93 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    tasted wih Aby
    • Nose
      very creamy and sweets like green Haribo gummy bears
    • Taste
      spices like pepper and some salt
    • Finish
      spices, granes, vanilla, chocolate - mocca and acidulous berries - elderberries

  7. Maltm8 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    It reminds me of macallan in a way. I mean that in the best way possible. It must be the fruit and cleanliness of the nose.

    There is sweet orange, even white peach in the nose (especially when smelling the empty glass). In the taste there is a creaminess with sweet fruity wood spice. Long toffee, sweet fruity finish with a hint of coconut.

    A very good expression which I will enjoy exploring more!

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    More creamy than the 1996 casks I've tried (# 2007 and 2034), but less of the red fruits that are prominent in those. Seems like totally different types of sherry casks.
    • Nose
      Toffee, vanilla, almond, orange, apple, lime and some beer-like barley. Getting creamier and buttery like butterscotch if you wait a bit, especially if you give it a push with a drop of water.
    • Taste
      Caramel, orange, vanilla, roasted almond, apple, raspberry and peach.
    • Finish
      Toffee, vanilla, roasted almond, eucalyptus, cranberry and smoke.


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