Arran 1997 - The Un-Official almost 17th

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
52.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
29 Apr 2014 5:17 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 430.58

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1997 - The Un-Official almost 17th

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.91 points

  1. DB1965 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is the best Arran I have drunk so far (2019). What a delicious power sherry whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      The alcohol is present and sticks in the nose. Let the whisky stand for a while. Then: Fudge, roasted nuts, almonds, chocolate, vanilla, orange.
    • Taste
      92 92
      A strong whisky. First creamy, then spicy, fruity, a pepper, vanilla, toffee, orange. Delicious everything in balance.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long finish, toffee, almonds, fruity (citrus), nice and sweet (winegum).

  2. Ivynor scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good arran, very balanced, probably my favorite so far. 87+ / 88-
    • Nose
      Immediately pleasant, fat, greedy, with notes praline, candied orange perfumes, caramel. Then with aeration, we find the characteristics of Arran: the green apple, the lemon. The fresh balance of fresh fruit and sherry is well controlled
    • Taste
      Similar to the nose. Gourmand, praline, on the apple, pear alcohol, orange peel, toffee. the aromas are well melted. Well integrated alcohol
    • Finish
      In line. Good length.

  3. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby
    • Nose
      fudge, creamy bowl fruits, very fruity - strawberries, peach, nectarines and joghurt
    • Taste
      citrus - lemon, tea, mango, strawberries, creamy orange and sugared nuts  
    • Finish
      mint, citrus and nuts - walnuts

  4. Jean64 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      First big on toffee, roasted nuts, almonds, chocolate, then vanilla, orange, toffee, apricot
    • Taste
      first creamy, then pretty spicy (or peppery?), vanilla, toffee, orange show up after that. Adding a couple of drops of water makes it a little more fruitier but not much.
    • Finish
      Short-Medium long

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The profile is a lot like the 17-year-old OB, but then stronger and a little fruitier.

    • Nose
      Red berry, orange, toffee, vanilla, lime, apricot and almond. When adding water some raspberry.
    • Taste
      Creamy caramel, roasted almond, orange, red berry, vanilla, pepper, raspberry, hazelnut and tea.
    • Finish
      Toffee, red berry, orange, roasted almond, peach, vanilla and lime wine gum.


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