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Arran 2004

Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
135
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Orkney Bere Barley
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Number of bottles
4890
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482830
Added on
08 Nov 2014 9:25 am by djmaxliving
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 115,42

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135 × member ratings

446 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2004

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 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. jasonbigs scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    pure malt,no others!

  3. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    22,5-22-22-22,5

  4. 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)

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

    22 23 23 23 91

    Superb Strong herbal tea for men!

  6. 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!

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    At the first sip (only) a yummy-keksig-robust cereal whisky, if you just a little further sniffs into it and it's then with the citrus, green herb and herb notes really interesting, for around 50-60 € was then 'ne great bottle.
    • Nose
      Cereal, a little vanilla & banana, a bit of hay and dry herbs, a touch of white pepper ... not too hot or closed, but I have the impression that could help a drop of water: on the one hand creamy, vanilla, white chocolate, on the other hand but also for a short time sharper, the white pepper is more intense, a splash of lemon is added ... then it's green again, melon peel, fresh green beans, hay
    • Taste
      crispy, biscuit, grainy ... shortbread, vanilla kipper, a little honey, browned toast, with white pepper again, with water shimmering slightly bitter bitter citrus notes, grapefruit, lime, and cucumber / melon peel
    • Finish
      long, warm, dry, somehow light and spicy, the white pepper and the corn sound, the bitter citrus notes are still there

  8. Torfding scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      less malty than expected, but the aroma is present; freshly cut grass with a little chives, slightly sweetish, vanilla, pear and other bright juicy fruits, yellow apples; Over time, the chives give way and make room for even more apple
    • Taste
      light apples and weeping fruits (especially light), spicy, some oak and a hint of tea
    • Finish
      medium length with an eternally long reverberation on the tongue; malty, spicy and strong, warming, the fruit notes are also here, a little salty and chocolaty

  9. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    n:fresh bread with butter and honey, creme brulee,banana,pears, a bit of citrus..really nice nose

    m:a bit young , the high abv is obvious, a lot of spicies,black bread, fruits including some tropical ones as well,honey 

    f: not very long, slightly sour

    86

  10. Avdboom scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    N: Fresh fruity! Aromatich but not alcoholic. Next to the fruity there's a grassy touch, like mown wet grass. Not too sweet but mainly the freshness dominates.

    T: The taste doesn't keep up with the nose. Water improves it a bit, but still not on par... The tastes are in the same line as the nose.

    F: Short, clean and dry.

    C: Not spectacular. The nose is very promising, if only the palette and finish could keep on par... Tastes like too much water was added, only there’s still the alcoholic kick. I won't buy a bottle...
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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