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Overall rating
81.90/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Art of Whisky (AW)
Bottling serie
Artworks
Vintage
06.1996
Bottled
02.2007
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
2117
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Nov 2008 7:52 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 61.00

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 AW

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.90 points

  1. magic_slim scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A good bottling from Arran distillery worth tasting.
    • Nose
      Intense mix of fruity and grainy aromas. Slightly sour with notes of old apple cake and rotten pears. Some vanilla and malty aromas as well. Nice and pleasant.
    • Taste
      Fruity but very spicy and spirity. 

      Sweet and slightly sour as the nose suggests - a mixture of fresh, cooked and rotten pears with licorice and pepper. 

      Not superb but I find it tasty. 
    • Finish
      Medium long and dry with vanilla, oak and lots of pepper in the aftertaste.

  2. hettrum scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. alectron scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      first: white wine (sour-ish) +, white chocolate +/o. (81)

      After a bit: more typical Arran malt sweetness, still a slight sour-ness that reminds me of white wine, some pleasant chalk/mineral notes & some wood (83)
    • Taste
      barrique white wine (sour ish grapes/astringent with some darker woody tones), quite a perfum-y sweetness upfront that I don't like (which apparently wasn't there on my first dram...?), then quickly into Arran malt sweetness (84 without perfume, 71 with perfume )

      Later: perfumey-ness seems to slowly fade, more chewy w some butterscotch, (79)
    • Finish
      more super typical Arran malt sweetness. With small notes of white chocolate o, pineapple & grapefruit ester o/-, (86)

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