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Arran 1997

Overall rating
89.33/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask - Miss Black
Vintage
23.05.1997
Bottled
08.04.2014
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1997/820
Number of bottles
231
Strength
51.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482526
Added on
03 Jun 2014 5:56 pm by peatmonster
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 328.90

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19 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1997

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.33 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    What's not to like here?
    • Nose
      Big and sherried, yet not overpowering. I know, but it's possible. Dried red fruit, milk chocolate and brown sugar with small amount of cappuccino. Also plums and cherries with a hint of burnt matches. An incredible nosing whisky.
    • Taste
      More big sherry notes, with raisins, plums and fudge. Also some dark chocolate, cherry syrup and cinnamon, with a hint of mint and some tobacco even.
    • Finish
      Long with all the flavours making an encore.

  2. D3US scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This is just delicious. All the flavours are just so full and everything goes so well together, I find it hard to find any flaws here. You could say that there’s an odd leathery note lingering in the back, but let’s not nitpick here. The only real negative thing about this, really, is that I don’t have any more of it to pour into my glass.
    • Nose
      That’s big on the sherry, unsurprisingly of course. Serious amounts of dried fruit, heavy chocolate, burnt sugar and a hint coffee. I love this kind of sherry nose with all those big flavours, but none of the bitter off notes that you get sometimes in heavily sherried whiskies.
    • Taste
      Ah yes, this is the stuff; dark raisins, chocolate again, caramel fudge, cherry sauce, cinnamon and mocha. This is simply yummy. Such deep flavours here, but still maintaining good character in the malt. A honey-like note coming through now as well, and there’s some good oak in the back.
    • Finish
      Long and lovely. All the flavours linger to the end, nothing disappears after a few seconds. One to enjoy for a long time after the last sip.

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