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

€ 36.07

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 10-year-old

48 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.85 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. pdby scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Rough and alcoholic malt. Some traits say it can be good at normal shutter speeds.
    • Nose
      Basket of unripe acidic citruses, lemon, sour orange, freshly cut grass.
    • Taste
      Lemons and green apples, a little grass.
    • Finish
      Poor and faded, fusel and malt, bitterness of lemon peel and vanilla echoes.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A young malt that suffers a bit from too active wood, I think. Too strong as an aperitif, but too light as an after-dinner dram. Okay, but not more than that.
    • Nose
      The nose is malty and sweet on mostly citrus and clear hints of fresh wood shavings. Quite sharp, in all honesty. After a few moments it settles down and offers hints of apple, melon and soft toffee and… errr… whipped cream.
    • Taste
      The arrival is quite spicy. It even burns with the first sip. Immediately lots of spices from the wood and a prickle of the alcohol. Only with the second sip does the fruit shine through. Think banana, melon, coconut and some citrus. Green tea. Turns slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long, remains spicy and offers some fruit before fading on vanilla and some lime.

  4. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    A great Einsteigermalt from the Borubon, which could be synonymous with completely inexperienced palate and fix it, fruit and sweetness in a beautiful blend, a short finish does not detract from the joy and is affordable at this age and price, beautiful malt I certainly not for the last time in the glass had ...
    • Nose
      The full broadside of sweet vanilla, with mango and papaya as well as peach and caramelized citrus fruit, great nose, makes you want more
    • Taste
      Pleasantly oily mouthfeel, strong but not alcoholic, the tropical fruits are accompanied by light dried fruits and some creamy caramel, with some malt, wonderfully round and yet not too smoothly licked
    • Finish
      Not too long, fruit sweetness predominates, oak only moderately present

  5. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  6. 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.

  7. tangtang scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    quite complex for the young age, very sweet, pleases well.
    • Nose
      86 86
      wonderfully fruity, tropical fruits, sues with vanilla, spices and some citrus
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruity sues with vanilla, spicy oak
    • Finish
      84 84
      I would think of oak, fruity sues, spices and light smoke.

  8. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A slightly above average standard 10YO in the market, citrus and malty, I think this is 10YO is more value for money than its 14YO brother, but both has been discontinued.

  9. Emperor69 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nose: Fresh but discreet. Aeration favorably affects the disclosure of all the nuances of aromatics. It is difficult to single out one dominant aroma; any of the following may come to the fore, but the signs of sherry aging are veiled, they come out reluctantly and last. Citrus zest, lime, honey, green apples, unripe bananas, mango, vanilla, custard, cinnamon, ginger, candy caramel, toffee, clover, dry branches, freshly cut meadow herbs, varnish-plastic theme, dried apricots, peach, raisins, cocoa -powder, small earthy mustiness (slight hints of peat).
    Taste: A little harsh, prickly, there is a slight sagging. First comes the caramel-vanilla sweetness, which is very quickly replaced by a rather long, oily, enveloping creamy wave of mouth with spiny tannins from citrus peel, varnished wood, spices and nuts. These nuances of a persistent wall are kept until the end of the throat, i.e. Whisky is generally bitter, but acidic motives from green apples and sweetness from green grapes, pears, apricot and peach, butterscotch also stand out in the background.
    Finish: quite long, which is not so often seen in young molts. The wood workshop continues its development. Its sharpness is smoothed by toffee or even boiled condensed milk and dried fruits.
    Summary: a very concentrated young malt whisky that combines the bright fruity fruit of the Speysad whisky and the rich wood-caramel structure of Campbeltown and West Highland, while, surprisingly, there are almost no hints of peat and iodine characteristic of the island representatives. I note that the too intense work of barrels can make whisky unusually bitter for the vast majority of consumers and interfere with taste perception in its entirety, however, this brightly individual young audacity and desire of the manufacturer to create an emphasized non-commercial product attracts whisky lovers and experts from around the world to this clearly does not leave them indifferent.

  10. YD84 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84


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