Whiskybase

Arran 1998

Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask - 2014 Autumn Release
Vintage
03.02.1998
Bottled
07.09.2014
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
130
Number of bottles
279
Strength
52.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5060044482175
Added on
30 Nov 2014 2:01 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

2 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points

  1. My.Whisky.Journal scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Style: Sweet, Creamy and Spicy

    Nose:
    Gentle flow of creamy apricots and poached pears on the nose, clean and fragrant. Very nice. Dry spices – nutmeg, ginger and a subtle hint of Tsao-ko. White flower, oak staves and vanilla sticks stirring at the back. Quite aromatic, simple but elegant.

    Palate:
    Starts with subtle sherry notes and we have more clean apricots and candied pears as we approach. Orange drops and coconut cream slotted one level down. Vanilla milk swirling gently, then comes a powerful spice spike, followed by dry spices again, ginger, earthy nutmeg and more Tsao-ko. Pretty similar to what the nose has suggested. Sweet and spicy all the way to the end.

    Finish:
    Aloe vera, smashed apricots and vanilla malt to finish.

    Thoughts:
    It is a sherry cask matured Arran but the red fruits are pretty much at the back seat throughout the journey. This Arran shows more of its distillate character – a combination of sweet fruits, creamy texture and dry spices. A minimalistic style of whisky, it is not over the moon, but not every expression has to be like a novel, especially when it is easy-drinking and delicious.

    ✓ [Recommended if you like the Style/ Distillery]

    [52% / 1998 Distilled / 2014 Bottled / Single Cask / Aged 16 Years / 17 of 279 Bottles / Cask Number: 130 / Cask Strength / T]

    -Esmond

  2. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very similar profile to cask 80, just a bit less sherried.
    • Nose
      Pecan nut, apple, malt and a little caramel. With water there's a peachy fruitiness with some vanilla to it which I associate more with bourbon casks than sherry.
    • Taste
      Apple, roasted almond, vanilla and caramel.
    • Finish
      Peanut butter, popcorn, apple, caramel and vanilla.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login