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Arran 18-year-old

Overall rating
86.53/100
votes
263
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 750 ml
Barcode
5060044482854
Added on
21 Feb 2015 1:29 pm by z-imaging
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 115.57

33 × in wishlist

263 × member ratings

759 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 18-year-old

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.53 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  2. tangtang scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Quite good whisky, feels much younger than 18 yo. Although it declared as ex-sherry, you can barely feel (and see due to its very pale colour) sherry profile. So probably it was matured in ex-ex-ex-ex…-sherry casks. However, it’s quite balanced, pleasant and easy-going with obvious coastal influence.
    • Nose
      Light, slightly sweet, fruity (pears, green melon), vanilla, buttery and light wooden notes, a bit grassy, hint of barley
    • Taste
      Spicy (peppers, ginger), slightly sweet, oatmeal, some mineral and coastal notes, wet stones, freshly sawn wood
    • Finish
      Dry, warm, spices, raw mushrooms, malty and salty notes

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Interesting whisky, young enough, balancing between the bourbon and wine profile, diverse, light, but full.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, processed dry board, herbs - fresh and dry; grain, light vanilla and citrus notes, wilted grapes, ether, carpentry workshop, eucalyptus, floral shades.
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense, fresh wood, grain, bark, raisins, nuts, grapes, grapefruit crust, ginger.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, sweet and sour, berry sour, jam, a little cocoa and citrus, viburnum.

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. KeesV scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. maltaholic scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A classic representative of a whisky without flourishes. Very good!
    • Nose
      He smells surprisingly young, not like 18 years, but probably points to the pure character. Grapes, wine, oak, ripe apples.
    • Taste
      But it tastes better than it smells, warm, strong, fruity.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, pleasant finish.

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