Arran 2004

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Orkney Bere Barley
Stated Age
10 years old
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 Nov 2014 9:25 am by djmaxliving
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 146,33

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2004

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.56 points

  1. toklian scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    N22 P23 F23 B23

    It's all about pure malt here which drives me crazy about that Arran!
    Brilliant job!

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose 23, taste 23, finish 22, balance 22

  3. InbhirNis scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet-but-sharp, slightly bitter, dusty, citric, fizzy.

      With water, the sharpness mellows, becoming earthy with wet leaves
    • Taste
      Creamy, mainly sweet but with a nice sour note to balance.

      With water: swims very well, notable scotch mist, sour apples and bananas, chalky and bright
    • Finish
      Medium, sharp at first but mellows to sweet, vanilla, chocolate emerges late on

  4. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  5. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    First of all, a catchy drink, yes, there aren’t any very light shades, but it’s powerful, assertive, varied and pleasant
    • Nose
      91 91
      initially some dark notes (even remotely even sherry extract seems strange), strong tea leaves, later turning into menthol-pepper tones, the degree is felt, presses, but does not bother, some dark fruits like cherries and cherries, and again black tea with green leaves tobacco
    • Taste
      90 90
      the same profile, but additionally light fruit skips
    • Finish
      90 90
      bright, long-lasting, spicy, juicy, alcohol pleasantly irritates the receptors, causing them to swallow saliva and arouse appetite :)

  6. jasonbigs scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    pure malt,no others!

  7. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior


  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Awesome molt! Not likely for his age (90)
    • Nose
      Vanilla, unripe melon, peanuts, sponge cake from the fridge, wax pear, dry wood, duchess ... apple shampoo on violet petals, pineapple. Bright aroma, juicy ... after standing up fruit jelly and a little citrus on the farm (23)
    • Taste
      Fatty, oily, spicy, fruit and chocolate (23)
    • Finish
      Spicy, oily finish. Notes of acetone and fruit, vanilla and creamy ice cream, menthol ... wood and a hint of smoke, chocolate crumb with cucumber skin (22)

  9. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    22 23 23 23 91

    Superb Strong herbal tea for men!

  10. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Man oh man! 10 years with some quality barley can really showcase what Arran is all about. The sweets take first place in this dram, but as it develops in the glass more and more tropical fruits. The twinges of oak and tannin play in the finish with some alcohol heat making for a quite rewarding dram!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla pudding and white cedar chests. Fresh lumber and bakery notes. Biscuits and sweet cardamom syrup with citrus in there too. They typical Arran tropical fruit begins to muddle its way up as it opens, coconut and mango pudding with some more stone fruits (peach or yellow plum)
    • Taste
      87 87
      The palate is very light, sweet stone fruits and clementine syrup. More bakery notes, muffins or sweet cakes, something along that line. Rich syrup note and sweet barley grist in the bottom with bay leaf for sharpness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium-Short; more on the shorter side. The vanilla takes hold and mingles with oak shavings and spice cake. White tea leaves and harsh tannins mingle with something like cooked spinach and more of the bay leaf note. Really quite someting fro 10 years!


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