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Arran 18-year-old

Overall rating 197 votes 86.54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure by nature
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Ex-Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5060044482854
Added on
21 Feb 2015 1:56 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Member rates

652 × in collection

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 21
Taste 21
Finish 22
Balance 21

Tastingtags

36 Notes

KeesV
Expert Junior KeesV Review note
05 Dec 2017 10:38 pm
KeesV gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.2
Nose
86
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
whiskyandco
Expert Junior whiskyandco Note
27 Oct 2017 6:38 pm
whiskyandco gave this whisky 85 points
maltaholic
Connoisseur maltaholic Tasting note
23 Apr 2017 9:06 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Erstaunlich jung riecht er, nicht wie 18 Jahre, deutet aber wohl auf den reinen Charakter. Trauben, Wein, Eiche, reife Äpfel.

Taste

Schmeckt aber dann doch besser, als er riecht, warm, kräftig, fruchtig.

Finish

Recht langer, angenehmer Abgang.

Comments

Ein klassischer Vertreter eines Whiskies ohne Schnörkel. Sehr gut!

lukeboone
Expert Junior lukeboone Review note
12 Mar 2017 8:18 am
lukeboone gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
86
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
88
Presentation
87
GJR
Expert Senior GJR Tasting note
05 Feb 2017 5:06 pm
GJR gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Yellow gold
Nose

: Een beetje verlegen, duidelijk sherry (rozijnen, zoetig)

Taste

Blijft wat subtiel, wel meer sherry achtig dan de 17 en de 16, behoorlijk notig (amandel, hazelnoot), amontillado sherry achtig.

Finish

Mediumlang, houtig, zoetig met marsepein

Comments

Hmmmm, manier waarop de sherry naar voren komt past goed in mijn straatje, aan de andere kant is de hele boel wel behoorlijk subtiel. Een beetje een verlegen tiener, niet de beste arran op sherry, toch niet heel verkeerd (beter dan de 16 imho, maar minder dan de 17)

(head to head met de 16 en de 17)

Vexer
Member Senior Vexer Review note
27 Jan 2017 9:22 am
Vexer gave this whisky 84 points

Nice nose, underwhelming taste & finish.

Didn't do much for me, too aniseed-driven & not as good as the previous 16 yo 
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
87
Initial taste
81
Body
82
Finish
82
Price
85
Presentation
89
"There's no accounting for taste" ...So, you can't pay for it.
hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
19 Dec 2016 6:51 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
83.8
Nose
84
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
82
Presentation
84
Hans Bolt
Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
05 Dec 2016 3:08 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 87 points

N- Rum, tropical fruits of lychee and longan, with touch of feint sour notes. Softly dust with cinnamon and cloves, some vanilla, dash of nuts. Much softer and mellow with the extra year of aging, and are gaining more charming fruits. Lack the boldness of the much woody 17YO.

P- Cherry liqueur with doses of peppers. Rounded and sweet.

F- Long and echoing. Return of caramel and lovely vanilla. Smooth.


— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
87.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
85
p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
19 Oct 2016 9:54 am
p4blo gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale straw
Nose

Shy, not very distinctive. Peach, cream, some flowery notes and a whiff of toffee. There is a faint note of tropical fruits too.

Taste

Warm, rounded, quite nice. Pear, sugar, peach, gooseberry. Some spices.

Finish

Quite short with some reminiscent fruitiness and spicy ginger.

Comments

Quite ok, although the cask influence (sherry?) is very weak here.

whiskybros
Expert Junior whiskybros Review note
23 Aug 2016 1:11 pm
whiskybros gave this whisky 83 points

Onze review vind je hier http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Arran-18yo-Pure-by-nature/c21kp/57bb301a0cf20ea9c47c6569

Weighted Rate
82.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
82
Body
83
Finish
84
Price
78
Presentation
80

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