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 12:32 pm by Erik Elixir

Average value

€ 34.76

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.91 points

  1. Totoro 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. Misery scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    Arran 10 yo | 46% | 20 + 20 + 19 + 19 = 78pts
    N: A basket of unripe sour citruses, lemon, sour orange, freshly cut grass.
    T: Lemons and green apples, some grass ..
    F: Poor and faded, fusel and malt, bitterness of lemon peel and echo vanilla.
    B: Rude and spirited molt. Some traits say it can be good at normal shutter speed.

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      79 79

  4. 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.

  5. GJR scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not bad at all for the starter whisky of the core ranges, although the 46% will definately help with that. Fruity and sweety. Pleasant dram.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Light and fruity, citrus. Some alcohol, though not very dominant. Also some sweet notes, vanilla.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Pretty strong, some pepper, and sweet and fruity notes, tropical fruits, vanilla. Also some hints of milkchocolate.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Still some pepper, some sweetness left, honey and vanilla. Middle long.

  7. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur


    C: This consists of an undisclosed bourbon > sherry ratio but it tastes like an all-bourbon matured barley sugar dram with a firm honey & citric tannic-dry bitter hit note on the palate. Many quibbles are addressed with water. Scores 79 neat, 82 points with water.

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    A pleasant, decent 10-year-old ...
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      beautiful citrus, malt, a little vanilla;
    • Taste
      very fruity onset, ripe mango / peaches, tingling, creamy, vanilla, some caramel, soft, young, aromatic;
    • Finish
      gentle medium-long finish, in the finish orange;

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    I'm not a big fan of Arran, but as a 10, I find that in the context of my expectations ok. Older single casks have disappointed me a lot more.
    • Nose
      84 84
      slightly flowery, fresh green apple, vanilla, a hint of nutmeg, the apple becomes riper and floury, spice is added, some wood, pepper, some grated lemon peel, in the nose rather fresh than sweet, apple dominates
    • Taste
      84 84
      creamy, apple, sweet, vanilla, on the one hand fresh on the other hand also this ripe apple note with sweetness and mild spiciness, slightly dry, oak, the drink strength of 46% ensures that it does not look too watery
    • Finish
      79 79
      behind harshly dry, a little too harsh, oak, as if you had bitten on an apple seed and chewed him, apple is still there, a little nut

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Flourish yellow apples, dry earth, sand. Some hairspray.
    • Taste
      Mild honey, cornflakes, some pepper. Hazelnut, a hint of peach.


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