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Overall rating
84.00/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
2006
Bottled
21.05.2014
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Jul 2014 5:14 pm by Angelos
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 46,33

4 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2006 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    cool old school island malt, has a lot of cask influence at this age. First Arran without this unpleasent citrus-y disinfectant/wet wipe aroma. Great texture, really thick and creamy.https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrencreme
    • Nose
      sweet vanilla pudding, rum flavoring, milk chocolate, "Herrencreme", citrus, apricots, malt, prickles, trace of alcohol, briny, there is something fermented in the background
    • Taste
      very creamy and briny, feels chewy, soft american oak, still sweet, again that "Herrencreme", malt, prickles, citrus is also there and dried fruits ... doesnt seem to ripe at the beginning, but really opens up when you let it breath
    • Finish
      medium, gently bitter, american oak, sweet vanilla, remains briny

  2. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. XorLophaX scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion:
    88/100 points - "PL-Kracher-Whisky".
    This young Arran is amazing, considering the price and the youth in the evaluation.
    For 30-40 € you get a multi-layered, delicious tasty whisky.
    A must-have for anyone looking for a bourbon finish and looking for value for money.
    Link to the tasting on my blog with photo: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/417
    • Nose
      Very intense vanilla, lots of sweetness and white chocolate.
      In addition, a clear hint of citrus freshness and pastries.
      Very nice, tasty and interesting.
    • Taste
      You can tell the youth of the Arran. He convinces with citrus fruits, vanilla, less sweetness than in the nose.
      There is also some malt, oak and butter biscuit. Creamy, intense whisky.
      Very tasty and surprising. The alcohol is initially noticeable, with some time in the air it is milder and rounder.
    • Finish
      Medium-length finish Vanilla finish with wood, cereals and very complex.

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    For a long time the first whisky emptied before writing the "Comments". Must have been delicious. ;-)
    Good price (35 €) for a good, down-to-earth whisky.
    • Nose
      mmmh, great (I like 1st-fill-bourbon), lots of vanilla, Raffaello, biscuit with lemon icing, a hint of salty freshness, very direct and intense
    • Taste
      "darker" than the nose, creamy-nutty, sweet, roasted aromas, grape nut chocolate, latte
    • Finish
      medium to long, grainy sweet, a touch of milk coffee

  5. irrerelevant scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice "old school" Malt, although young, but brings a lot of barrel. The first Arran bottling, which does not come with the "cleaning cloth" in the nose. The texture is amazing, really nice creamy and thick
    https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herrencreme
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla cream, Rumaroma, light chocolate, mens cream, citrus, lemon (the sweetness outweighs these), apricots, malt, tingles, light alcohol, maritime notes, a little bit greasy
    • Taste
      creamy and mineral at the same time, I have the feeling of having to chew, mild oak comes immediately with vanilla, it remains sweet, again the mens cream, malt, it continues to tingle, the lemon fits well, dried fruit, acts a little at the beginning immature, after the bottle is a bit open, but it settles
    • Finish
      medium-long, beautiful bitterness, white oak, sweet vanilla and a maritime / salty impression

  6. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE by G&M;

    Colour: Pale Straw.

    WITHOUT WATER:

    Nose: Sweet vanilla with toasted malt aromas with hints of grapefruit and

    mango.

    Palate: Cracked black pepper with lemon, lime and green banana flavours. An

    underlying sweetness develops.

    WITH WATER:

    Nose: Light and sweet, with honey, lemon and lime aromas.

    Palate: Green apple and orange peel with a touch of Liquorice.

    Body: Light.

    Finish: Short, delicate and sweet.

    Cask Type(s): 1st Fill Bourbon Barrels.

    Whisky Style: Aperitif.

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