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Arran 1998

Overall rating
85.67/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
17.08.1998
Bottled
15.08.2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1998/1132
Number of bottles
213
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482526
Bottled for
Beija Flor
Added on
25 Nov 2014 10:14 am by GLEN MAUR
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104.00

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6 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points

  1. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: open and rich: the classic combination of a very marked barrel and a malt full of personality like that of Arran. The latter is beautiful buttery (just fresh butter) and does not conceal politely vegetable and biscuit notes. It is then added a remarkable creaminess, from cake and shortcrust pastry. Caramel and apple pie. You can also hear light whiffs of wood and pipe tobacco (as usual, do you have the apple peel in the snuffboxes to moisten the tobacco?). Hot orange tart. With water, the apple explodes, while in general it becomes hotter and 'crisp'. P: put the children to bed, this is a palate that does not take prisoners. It has an explosive intensity: we already imagined to tell a coherent and balanced palate, instead a thermonuclear conflict breaks out unexpectedly. In fact, a hail of clamorous tropical bombs is released: coconut, sweet pineapple and maracuja. Still many apples and caramel. Simple, if we want, but devastating. Botte first fill? Just remember some good bourbon ... Even on the palate, the water turns it into an apple juice, with a toffee pan melted inside. F: still fruity (apples and coconut) and persistently sweet. The Arran selected by Beija Flor exists to make everyone understand well, to everyone, the concept of single explosive cask, excessive in all, that does not live in nuances. Truly enjoyable. http://whiskyfacile.com/2015/02/18/arran-15-yo-1998-2014-ob-for-beija-flor-559/

  2. Campie scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: herbs such as thyme and oregano, silty, light oak wood, baked apple, pine needles, agave syrup.
    Mouth: caramel, honey and other bourbon influences, muscatel, oatmeal.
    Finish: dry and slightly bitter oak wood, almond (milk), oatmeal.

  3. Mighty Slipper did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Full review on my blog :

    http://blogwwb.blogspot.fr/2017/04/arran-1998-2017-private-cask-ob-559.html

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whisky n ° 1268 Enthusiasm 4/5
    • Nose
      Round and intense, the aromas are initially difficult to reveal. From a malted brandy, we gradually move to something sweet and creamy, rather rough fruits, are specified a little later. More and more deep notes, towards chocolate. What a beautiful evolution!
    • Taste
      Touch delicate! Intense, round, fragrant, very fruity! Velvety texture.
    • Finish
      Final relatively short.

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