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Arran The Port Cask Finish

Overall rating
81.28/100
votes
167
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finishes
Bottled
2012
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 Jun 2013 8:51 am
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44.98

5 × in wishlist

167 × member ratings

336 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran The Port Cask Finish

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.28 points

  1. Goethe scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    This Arran is like the other ex bourbon cask maturation with some finish quite enjoyable but not as harmonic as the Amarone. Quite delicious in combination with this "special" over tannined ex bourbon cask maturation but a tad to bitter.Concerning price/performance ratio: 8/10
    • Nose
      Sherry wine, some berries, some honey, red fruits, some oranges.
    • Taste
      Sherry wine, dried fruits, some berries, red fruits, some oranges. Some bitterness.
    • Finish
      Medium. Red fruits with some spicy oakiness.

  2. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Simply complex and enlightening, milky cocoa and nutty. Hints of
    earthiness linger on the fragrant of sun-dried cotton shirt. Grassy and
    close to nature.

    P- Solid built but pleasant, let the rich flavours caressing on the palate. Grapey and lightly tannin, chewy. Tart berries.

    F- Smooth and long. Fine balance of charm and bold. Thin coffee aroma with gum tickling sensation.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It is a pretty sweet whisky that will not appeal to everyone. I liked him but he will certainly not want to drink too often. This is more of a whisky that you have to drink in small amounts and is very sweet to the liqueur side.
    • Nose
      Spicy, sweet port, oak later citrus comes through (mandarins) has a powerful fragrance. Then come caramel, hazelnuts, honey, chocolate raisins and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Very sweet port, full of fruity (mandarins, raisins, dried fruit, apple) and spicy (spice cake). Spicy because of the high alcohol percentage. Plum pudding and barley sugars.
    • Finish
      Long and powerful aftertaste. Especially the barley sugars are dominant in this complex whisky

  4. dave3 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Angelos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    The other finishes of the Core Range are better.... in my opinion... although I usually reallyl like Port-Finishes!
    • Nose
      Fruity with strawberries and some currants
    • Taste
      Fruity with some bitterness which is difficult to identify. Nutty with some almonds.
    • Finish
      Quite short with some sultanas

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N: sweet, honey, fruit syrup - Roosvicee, cinnamon and mandarins
    T: sweet, syrup, spices, herbs and strawberries
    F: vanilla, raisins and a little bitter

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