Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
12 years old
Batch 3
Number of bottles
53.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L19 03 13 3 23:25 BB
Added on
06 Dec 2013 12:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 97.60

8 × in wishlist

97 × member ratings

200 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.40 points

  1. tribe scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    The whisky was nothing. Had then mixed the bottle with a 10 ardbeg in a mini keg so that it was drinkable. The smoke was missing before and the sweet. Was only sharp in taste and not round. Violent overexcited mouthfeel
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      69 69

  2. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 502: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Ix36kbOQuk (84/100).

  3. thewhiskyboss1 scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Robbezzz scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Nose: a fresh smell of vanilla, nuts and a little bit of dark wood.  A real joy for the nose.

    Taste: a little spark at first. This is a whisky that feels thicker, but very nice. 

    Finish: a long finish with a fresh taste.

    Real joy to have tast this one!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. paulmalt scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Great value for a 12 year old cask strength.
    • Nose
      fresh fruits like strawberry and pear, cinnamon, wif of salt, fizzy sweets.
    • Taste
      honey, strawberry, bit salty, cinnamon, rosewater.
    • Finish
      Spicy,salty with a bitter note.

  7. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. notesofmalt scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Arran 12 years "Cask Strength", original bottling, batch 3, bottled 2013, 53,9% alc. Region: Isle of Arran, Scotland
    Special feature: Limited to 15,000 bottles.
    Nose: vanilla and tropical fruits, a very clear apricot, with some banana and oak flavors. Then followed by malt and toasted toast.
    Palate: vanilla and citrus fruits, bitter oak. Dark chocolate, dried fruits and nuts, malt and green banana, freshly roasted coffee.
    Finish: Long and increasingly spicy, towards the end. Again, a clear impact of malt and vanilla.
    Conclusion: Nice PLV, easy to enjoy. In my opinion he only tolerates water very little.
    82/100 points (tasted 2015, approx. 40 €) Thanks to Daniel alias Peat Head for the sample.

  9. mds51 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      kräftig, Alkohol. Wenn dieser verflogen ist leichte Vanille, Zitrus, Malz, Aprikosen, leichte Röstaromen
    • Taste
      Zu Beginn viel Toffee, dann nussig, Eiche, Zitrus, Orangenschale, geröstete Mandeln, Aprikonsen, dunkle Schokolade
    • Finish
      bittere Eiche und leichte Süße, die Bitterkeit bleibt relativ lange erhalten.

  10. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      nuts, sherry, mint, orange, syrup, oily and butter    
    • Taste
      full with nuts, citrus - lemon, some sulphur, some fudge, carton and spices    
    • Finish
      medium drying with citrus, vanilla and some sweets


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