- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Cask Finishes
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 03 Feb 2015 11:32 am by Bachess
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Whisky Reviews for Arran The Sauternes Cask Finish
22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.97 points
- Tasty, strong, inexpensive (40-45 €), not too complex, not too tasty - fits.
50% fresh-fruity, towards pear / melon, possibly white grapes, slightly acid, you could also imagine salt, the other half is cereals, malt, crisp-spicy
strong, rather spicy-sweet, toffee, nougat, oak, a little bit of piquancy ... here and there a little pear / melon flashes, so on the edge, while breathing
Chocolate, cocoa, oak, a little bit of sharpness
- A young, vigorous neat NAS Arran;
[Color] dark gold;
fruity (grapes, melons), sweet marzipan note, malt;
diluted: strong, malty onset, alcoholic top, distinct sweetness, honey, vanilla, wood, young, one-dimensional;
medium length finish, sweet finish (caramel?);
- BOL tasting # 20, sample A
Blind tasting focused on wine finishes.
Summer fruit, so more yellowish fruit like peach, nectarines, mango, has something tropical in it. Also some apple tones because of a bit of acid, apple cider? Furthermore hint of warm cake with raisins.
Full buttery, soft, fruity, again summer fruit, and tropical, vanilla, some wood tones, hintje appelcider (tintelent appelzuurtje), honey, creamy, hint white pepper.
Creamy, sweet, honey, fruity, spicy, nice pepper kicker, subtle wood tones, nice fresh acidity as you get with dry white wine but then sweeter.
- On the nose, malt and botrytised fruits, with a little sweetness. It's the whisky that uses Sauternes casks that comes closest to the eponymous wine. In the mouth, sweet, warm, full, fruity with a lot of presence, but also unfortunately alcoholic notes a little too supported. FInal on honey (which is not so common). With water, the nose gains in delicacy. I now perceive fresh fruit in the mouth. The texture does not dilute with water, it remains syrupy, almost chewy. On the other hand, the alcohol remained too. Enthusiasm 3/5
- Delicious whisky, full-bodied, fat, sweet, nutty, spicy, is worth its 40-45 € all. However, if you associate the wrong label with "Sauternes" or you fall for the beautiful green label and want white wine, fresh and fruity, light, maybe even sour and would like to extend its shelf to this direction, this is out of place.
sweet fruit is there, but rather less than the standard 10's (which I have next door in the glass), some pear and melon, almost fresh, but a little more spice, wood, cinnamon, marzipan, roasted nuts
Fruit ... fruit ... I can not find any more here, but nut nougat cream, milk chocolate, dark honey, turning into wood and spicy sharpness, walnut, strong and full-bodied
long and intense, dark chocolate to cocoa, pepper
- Tasted blind
Full, sweet and fruity of ripe garden fruits, such as apple and pear. Velvety wood and lightly spiced.
Powerful acidity and power in a light body. Pineapple, sweet and sour at the same time. Tingles nicely on the tongue, which is very interesting in combination with spicy wood notes.
Medium length - sweet fruits with chillirand and pleasant, slightly spicy, wood.