Arran 18-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure by nature
Stated Age
18 years old
Ex-Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
21 Feb 2015 1:29 pm by z-imaging

Average value

€ 115.87

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271 × member ratings

809 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 18-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.45 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    He is OK, but does not tear me off the stool. Which is relatively to see: This is already a delicious 18er, but from the conclusion of the limited 16-17-18 model trilogy for a sporty 90 € I would have expected more.
    • Nose
      Touch of fresh red raspberries and cherries, then honey, nut, roasted aromas, some spicy oak
    • Taste
      sweet and slightly spicy, toffee, nougat, butter crumble, latte, light ginger and cinnamon
    • Finish
      long, dry, slightly bitter (cocoa, coffee), slightly hot

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very complex, round and balanced, wonderful malt, superbly coordinated flavors. I like it better than the 2016 18-year-old
    • Nose
      Nutty, fruity, slightly sweet with caramel and vanilla, then comes spicy oak with a little sherry, almonds and, very slightly, honey
    • Taste
      Sherry, spicy oak, a bit sweet and fruity, then comes caramel, ginger and a bit hotter
    • Finish
      Sherry and fruits, sweet, spicy oak, nutty, mostly hazelnuts and almonds. Long and warm

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very well crafted whisky. Not your typical sherried whisky. Light and subtle, and very clean.
    • Nose
      Matured in ex-sherry casks, I'm guessing most of 'em have been refill and/or American white oak. Fairly intense vanilla and a sugary sweetness, with golden syrup and custard as well. Exotic fruits like peaches and mango, but also green apple. Very well balanced and integrated.
    • Taste
       A bit spicy on the arrival, nutmeg maybe. Green apple, apfel strudel and some butterscotch. Light caramel, green tea. Some tannins as well, so slightly dry. Mouthfeel is a bit flat. I like my whisky oily and thick, the opposite of watery. This one is a bit in between.
    • Finish
      Impressively long and drying with a lot of the same flavors returning. Mainly apple and golden syrup, but green tea as well.

  4. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good representative in the cohort of regular 18-year-old whisky.
    • Nose
      Mint, ascorbic acid, citrus, marzipan, black bread croutons, paint theme, apple peel, creamy iris, notes of violet, barely mineral, cherry, vanilla, floral, berry sour, cottage cheese, candied fruit, soap, fragrant herbs, a hint of garlic, apple jam.
    • Taste
      Citrus, berry jam, apples, bread crumbs, pear (duchess), delicious.
    • Finish
      Jam, citrus, apples, smooth aftertaste, pear, a little oak, violets (soap), a little short for this age.

  6. dr.mad scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    beautiful, tasty, and real Arran.

  7. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Somewhat sweet, nice maltiness, lemon, vanilla, some dry wood, slightly dusty, honey, heather, somehow waxy
    • Taste
      Briefly sweet, then briefly cough syrup, in the sense of strong herbal notes, again honey, apples, light citrus fruit, menthol, somehow velvety / waxy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      The waxy, sweetish remains for a long time

  9. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: pleasant malt, with a fruit base, sweet, fresh notes of mint and lime, honey and meadow herbs.
    Taste: pleasant, firm, astringent, with a drop of varnish
    Finish: soft fruity pepper aftertaste.
    The sherry barrel worked well without drowning the character of the malt.


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