Arran Madeira Finish

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Madeira Wine Cask Finish
Number of bottles
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
06 Feb 2009 9:26 pm

Average value

€ 81,21

4 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

99 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Madeira Finish

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.82 points

  1. markkuyper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very tasty, easy to drink fruit, has a bit of all.
    • Nose
      Full apple, raisins, fruit cake, round, mint, pear
    • Taste
      Full but without alcohol, nice orange with shell, creamy, oak with cinnamon, toffee, honey, apricot, apples, nicely balanced
      With water: more apple and grapes in the taste and nose, in addition more citrus, still full
    • Finish
      Warm, lots of fruit with a dusty-spicy oak and a clear zitus

  4. Changename scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. vojt466 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The smell was great, the rest lagging slightly (much more). Maybe I'll get a little bit of alcohol, it's enough to overpower other ingredients
    • Nose
      Rounded full smell - red apples, peaches, honey, malt, little wax, furniture polish and a little cinnamon
    • Taste
      The flavor is more woody and suffers from spitting alcohol - the fruit is poured with honey in combination with caramel, salt and spices
    • Finish
      In reverberation woodiness, honey, bitterness, quite a lot of salt and again alcohol - the reverberation is long enough, but not quite pleasant

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Generous dose of orange mixed spices. Honey and spicy chili flakes,
    drift of sea breeze with hidden deep medical oilment notes.

    P- Sweet, raisin, bread-y and marmalade. Chewy wood.

    F- Medium. Pleasantly rough, spicy and warming.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. BeatF scored this whisky 80 points Moderator

    Busy thing! Arran has bravely overcome the dry spell of her young distillery with special finishes, though sometimes criticized for this practice. But now there are wonderful up to 18-year-old bottles, the former finishing editions, which were trying to refine the young brew, may now be judged "neutral". And this little guy here is just a little too hearty. Although I really hate to add water to the distillery specification> I need a hefty grant to make the whole thing into an edible drum ...
    • Nose
      Rubber seal of a jar, mint, almonds, pears
    • Taste
      slight bitterness, oily, on the edge of the tongue lurks the alcohol
    • Finish
      alcoholized fruit trees, pears, almonds, bitter orange jam, then oak and even some caramel

  8. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    Color: Mahogany

    Nose: Rich fruitcake & marmalade on toast

    Palate: Rich, oily and sweet. A bite of bitter orange cuts through the sweetness to give a pleasing balance to proceedings.

    Finish: Full-bodied and tangy with a lingering touch of citrus



  9. maltloon scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Very pleasant Arran. Madeira finish works with this malt almost as good as Calvados ;)
    • Nose
      Typical Arran apples, sultana rasins, apple pie, delicate
    • Taste
      Taste matches the nose initially, quite sweet at first, it becomes more bitter after third sip and wood starts to show up. Something is fighting in here, sugary apple sweetnes and bitternes of the wood. Apple tarts are coming through finaly and kill the bitterness. Some apricot jam comes out.
    • Finish
      Surprisingly nice and warming, it disapears quickly.


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