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Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
81.59/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Miniature
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
52.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
01 Jan 2015 4:53 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 28,56

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.59 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      78 78

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    quite tasty on the nose - it is too hot on the palate
    • Nose
      Pear, pineapple, sweet lemon, very delicate oak notes, a touch of coconut, some acidity from the barrel - with some airing not sprittig
    • Taste
      sweet - sour with a fruity acidity that reminds me a lot of pineapple and pear, again sweet lemon slightly thick, lively, spicy
    • Finish
      pretty short finish - after the fruity start, he is spritig and then he is already gone ..

  3. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      More intense than the 10-year-old. Bright fruits with some glue. A trace of coconut.
    • Taste
      Apple, pear, peach. Pepper and nuts.

  4. jankes scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      75 75

  5. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. MrRancho scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  7. MrRancho scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    well ...
    • Nose
      flowery, sweet, spritly, apple
    • Taste
      very flowery, fruity. Orange, apple, sprittig
    • Finish
      short

  8. filleadh mhòr scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A well made, solid dram. I think it's on par with the current 10 yo. That one - despite its younger age - is more refined and has a higher complexity, this one has more punch obviously due to the higher ABV. I guess I have a slight preference for the 10yo. 83/84 
    • Nose
      citrus, raspberry, fino, crème brûlée, white chocolate, a touch of salt.
    • Taste
      stong, sweet arrival, acidity tunes in of apples, apple peel, lime, slightly unripe papayas, caramel, peanuts, then some black and green pepper, ripe papaya. 
    • Finish
      medium length mainly on papaya, pepper and white chocolate.

  9. Koning scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    A sweet
    and fruity Arran with little to no peat and sea influences. Needs water to
    open up. Please note that this a special batch made for the offical sample
    bottles (different alcohol %). 
    • Nose
      At first
      subtle fruits appear, like blueberry, apricot and citrus, but also unripe
      ('green') fruits. Then a sweeter layer with creme brulee and a hint of
      chocolate surfaces. 
    • Taste
      Vanilla
      cream, milk chocolate, followed by tropical fruits (pineapple and kiwi) and a
      bit salt and roasted coffee
    • Finish
      Quite
      full and warming (a bit spicy too), vanilla, pineapple sweets, in the end a
      bit drying with a whiff of smoke

  10. Goethe scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Exotic cask strength whisky with a touch of sherry.

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 7/10
    • Nose
      Citrus, pear, spirit, sherry, caramel, lime, apricot, exotic fruits. Get's sour after a while.
    • Taste
      Citrus, a touch of sherry, hay, oak, cloves.
    • Finish
      Medium. Spices lingering around.

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