Arran 2004

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Stated Age
10 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
International Whisky Festival Gent 2015 by Whisky Unlimited
be Belgium
Added on
09 Nov 2014 4:03 pm by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129.99

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15 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2004

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 points

  1. bvrsky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Cipidos scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Bought this one on the Festival in my home town Ghent. The label says distilled in 2014 and bottled in 2014 ... for a spirit of les then one year really good ... nope just a good old 10y old with a guy that fucked up the label ????

    I'm a big Arran fan and this is one of the best 10 year olds i've had so far
    • Nose
      87 87
      The nose starts a little spicy but reveals a lot of different other creamy notes. There is the classical sherry nose of raisins, berries, plums and raspberry jam. A strong note of apples, pears and marzipan. This is a classic Arran nose with an extra layer on top of it
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste starts very creamy with bananas, plums and again raspberry jam. A strong taste of brown sugar dominates the profile. After a few seconds i've got a more nutty flavour profile that develops into a strong spearmint flavour. Quite surprising actually.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The fiish is long and creamy with a dominant spearmint-profile combined with red fruits jam and walnuts.

  4. p4blo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Good value at the original price.
    • Nose
      A hint of sulphur, then toffee, soy sauce, white sugar, apples and pears. Quite a 'dirty' layer on top of the regular Arran candy floss sweetness.
    • Taste
      Slightly earthy with mushrooms, hazelnuts, nougat. Then regular notes of toffee, dried prunes, figs and dates arise. A strong sherry cask influence.
    • Finish
      Rather short, mild, on wood and spices with a hint of sulphur returning.

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A lovely and
    interesting, if no so much a great, single cask Arran. It was available in
    Ghent for only 59 EUR. I grabbed me a bottle. Thanks, Wim, for the sample, thus
    enabling me to keep my bottle closed a little while longer.
    • Nose
      It is a fairly sweet,
      dark nose. The first thing that comes to mind is brown sugar. Banana in the
      pan. Some apples and nuts. Something of Rum Agricole. Rich and creamy, but I am
      not yet blown away.
    • Taste
      It is silky soft on
      the palate. Sweet from dark fruit and other classic sherry influences. Mildly
      spicy, which I quite like. Think cloves and nutmeg, but also quite some pepper.
      Marzipan, oranges, nuts. Becomes slightly bitter and even shows a salty edge. The
      oak does not avoid the fray.
    • Finish
      The finish is fairly
      long, certainly for a malt of such young age. It remains fruity and spicy until
      the death.

  6. Implar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Color: Beautiful amber with an orange hue

    Nose: Sherry ofcourse, this is probably a first fill cask, oranges, plums, raisins. There are some fresh notes in there as well. Some brine and mint, hints of vanilla. The alcohol stings a bit but nothing too distracting. There are some green herbs as well, like parsley. With some time there's orange marmelade and esthers.

    Palate: very oily mouthfeel, raisins, dry plums. Mushrooms, dark chocolate. There appears to be some sulphur.

    Finish: A long lingering taste of black pepper and chocolate, with some added orange for good measure.

    I think it's an intriguing dram. It shows a fair bit of complexity at it's relatively young age. Belgian retailer Delhaize have recently bottled one of it's sister casks, distilled on the same day, I'm curious to see what the added 5% ABV does to this!


  7. retlaw did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Distillation date is wrong on the label!
    20/09/14 instead of 20/09/2004


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