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Arran 10-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 1000 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2014 12:27 pm by Erik Elixer

Average value

€ 33,39

Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.84 points

  1. midnite scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: citrus, bitter lemon zest, orange blossom, bitter lemon, tonic water, yoghurt chocolate, creamy, sparkling, Riesling, mineral, marzipan, Mon Cheri.

    In the mouth: oily, sparkling, pricklig-sharp onset, then sweetness, behind creamy-almond-marzipanig, Ferrero Raffaello, light spice (hazelnut, nutmeg) in conjunction with floral notes, exotic fruits (almost in the direction of Madeira, like at the Teeling Single Malt or Bushmills 21) and a touch (actually only a hint) of coconut. The last three points closely intertwined, probably owing a considerable share of first-fill ex-bourbon barrels.

    Finish: light oak with almonds and sweet cream. Medium long, definitely longer than one would expect at ten years (and without smoke).

    Conclusion: Refined and robust at the same time. As a metaphor: a light summer dress under which a surprisingly muscular body hides.

  2. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Arran
    • Nose
      The initial rush of rich vanilla sweetness gives way to the fruits of slow distillation – kiwi, banana, cantaloupe melon – with just a dusting of cocoa powder. It is undoubtedly complex and yet the aromas are in complete harmony with the malt.
    • Taste
      A touch of cinnamon adds a spicy edge to the soft and sweet texture which captivates the palate. The classic Arran citrus notes have rounded with age and reveal new depths of character against a background of sweet oak.
    • Finish
      It drifts over the tongue like golden syrup and fades ever so slowly to tempt another sip. This is a beautifully made whisky.

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Young, raw mole, but very charming, simple, very harmonious, the taste / finish is quite dense.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, very young, grain, hay, cardboard, malt, freshly deciduous hardwood, wood dust, notes of solvent, new plastic, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Sharp, enveloping, wood-grain on a sweet malt background, oak, young bark, a bit of moonshine, floral-citrus notes, plastic, black pepper.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, green grass, grain, sweet and sour candy notes.

  5. wbarchive_380086 scored this whisky 76 points Member Junior

    Color: Straw-gold.
    ABV: 46%.

    Nose: Replacing each other with the flesh of an orange and a peel, sourness and tartness of a lemon, a pinch of cinnamon, somewhere in the distance vanilla and a sweet pear. [n19]

    Taste: Body of low density, slightly oily. Orange, lemon, limoncello, a little honey and spirituousness. Refreshes and warms, at the same time. It's strange. Good. [t22]

    Finish: weak, poor. Cereals, lemon peel. [f15]

    Balance: Medium whisky with a very bright citrus flavor. Interesting balance of orange and lemon, which succeed each other, as soon as you take a sip. It is a pity that cinnamon and vanilla completely disappear in taste - it would be even better. In the whisky poured aftertaste, or rather its almost complete absence. Just surprise you are given how after such a bright citrus taste can be such a poor aftertaste. The taste pulls out the rest. [b20]

    Score n + t + f + b: 76

  6. Alois scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    My first Arran! I like the Character of bright sweet fruits. For this price a special one for all kind of taster.
    • Nose
      Fresh Apple. Sweet.
    • Taste
      In the smell as in the taste. Something sweet with oak.
    • Finish
      Some Tabac and fruits

  7. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2016/06/01/arran-10-yo-2015-ob-46/
    • Nose
      N: inizialmente si sente una dolcezza abbastanza trattenuta di vaniglia e di frutta gialla (albicocche disidratate). C’è anche un’acidità che richiama vagamente il limone o un frutto aspro, come il kiwi. Poi però il vero protagonista si dimostra essere proprio il cereale, perché probabilmente le botti usate non sono così marcanti e perché comunque Arran ha la costante di una maltosità pronunciata. Qui il malto è molto vegetale e ricorda i cereali non zuccherati da mettere nel latte. Qua e là qualche nota di frutta secca (mandorle amare) e leggermente minerali-saline.
    • Taste
      P: come al naso si dimostra abbastanza pacato, con un corpo abbastanza esile e senza scaldare troppo la bocca. Qua e là si nota qualche nota alcolica. Qui la dolcezza è tutta sulla frutta: gialla con ancora albicocche e poi mele, ma soprattutto si affermano quelle note tropicali così tipiche di Arran: ananas, kiwi. Melone? Il tutto comunque non è esplosivo ma in un contesto ovattato, che lascia spazio a sentori vegetali e maltosi. Una punta salina, anche qui, lievissima.
    • Finish
      F: abbastanza corto e pulito, con ancora malto, limone e un lieve ritorno della frutta secca.

  8. larswehmeier scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fresh first impression in the nose. Citrus and vanilla. Then he gets a little bitter. Nutty and grassy. Some barley.
    • Taste
      Light and mild on the tongue. Fresh maritime entrance. Then nice sweet with some cocoa. On the palate then again nutty with a touch of oak.
    • Finish
      Mild and pleasant. Medium long and soft.

  9. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    surprisingly weighty and balanced for 10 years
    • Nose
      fruity sweet, melon (cantaloupe) and banana, distinct vanilla and powdered sugar, subtle oak spice
    • Taste
      soft, creamy-buttery (ripe papaya), almost sticky sweet, a lot of citrus (blood orange, ripe mandarins), vanilla and a slightly bitter herbal note (green tea, pulled too long)
    • Finish
      lasts a long time in the mouth

  10. punchbowl scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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


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