- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 12 years old
- Bourbon and Sherry Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml 750 ml
- Added on
- 30 Oct 2008 9:31 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.05 points
Subtle floral note starts to develop, with inviting caramel and
trademark of hearty sweet malt. Underlay with juicy grapefruit and
distant scents of after burn firework. Much refine compare to the 10YO
but still a bit closed and shy. P- Frizzy tannin, smoked herby candy with a lot of strength for further
development. At this stage a touch too much on oak and lack the
F- Medium long, chewy oak extracts, dry out with heavy wood expression.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
- Arran 12y, 46%, OB 2008
Soft sherry tones in the nose. Caramel, coffee, tobacco. Chocolate. Nuts. Praline. White fruit too, especially pear. Pretty good. Taste: vanilla, apples and wood are almost the most dominant associations. Dry finish with caramel and nuts. Successful (and better) successor of the 10 year old. 80/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/05/14/twee-arrans/
Sweet with juicy oranges, spicy Sherry, dark chocolate, malt, caramel, nuts, citric acid, apricots, cloves and fresh oak.
Medium length with light sherry, malt, orange, rose water, candy-like, leather and tobacco. Slightly perfumed.
- The Isle of Arran Distillery grows up. Just more than 13 years since the first droplets
are passed through the spirit safe in the Lochranza distillery something.
expression of 12 Years Old is bottled at 46% and non
chill-filtered. Not colored. Distillery Manager, James MacTaggart, comments "The
12 Year Old INITIALLY which matured in refill sherry casks and then married for
9 months in first-fill ex-sherry hogsheads Olorosso. The use of Spanish oak
has added a new depth of flavor to the Arran Malt..."
- Soft and yet round, a lot of sherry, but not too much. This is absolutely a whisky with full value for the price. Sadly it will not continue.
- Fruity sweetness in the nose. Very pleasant, even in the strength with 46v%. The nose smells what the palate tastes. Long lasting and pleasant aftertaste. A sweet sharpness in the nose. The dram is light and tasty in the mouth. Not really convincing but it is not unpleasant.
Citrus notes, sour hints of meadowland, notes of sherry, light acetone, green apples, malted barley, detergent with fruit and citrus notes.
Pure sweetness, fruit and citrus notes, a little bit of dryness, sea saltiness and rotten pears. Taste relatively well balanced, but it lost its flavor by too much dilution.
Relatively short, semidry and unfortunately poor.
- A good 12yo standard, which should soon be supplemented by a slightly older Arran. You can be curious.
Quite light and round in the nose, also fruity with many memories of raisins, flowery-floral, in the background also quite nutty notes to hear. The keg discreetly draws attention to itself.
A pleasant sweetness spreads in the mouth, also this Arran looks very mature for his still young age and you could take him 15 or 18 years to lose weight. As varied and round as the nose.
Pretty neatly in the length and the barrel comes through again great.
- A nice standard refill with a good PLV.
dark fruits, already remarkably vinous, but also flowery-floral, the sherry influence keeps coming through, in addition to a little nut flavor and the wood also gets a pretty pleasant attention
full body, again is the sherry cask program, but this time a little easier. This Arran shows a remarkable maturity and depth for 12 years of maturation and can therefore certainly convince one or the other, who is rather averse to Sherrycasks. Again beautiful wood effect.
With good length and here the wood leaves its pleasant traces.