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Arran The Port Cask Finish

Overall rating
83.25/100
votes
200
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finishes
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Port Wine Cask Finish
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044481864
Added on
30 Mar 2015 5:26 pm by Ruehle
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42,76

19 × in wishlist

200 × member ratings

547 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran The Port Cask Finish

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.25 points

  1. gooos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    BOL tasting # 20, sample C

    Blind tasting focused on wine finishes.
    • Nose
      80 80
      First nose has some peatiness in it but a little later smell again is that much less, apart! Then it turns more to sweets with peatiness in the background ... I take out blackcurrants (cassis) and a hidden, modest bitterness, think of grapefruit, sour as gooseberries and a bit of almonds.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Funny, obviously a peated whisky when tasting and that is clearly present. Again cassis (blackcurrant) and a good amount of pepper, cinnamon, almonds, smoky, little tutti frutti like dried fruit (apricots etc).
    • Finish
      87 87
      Full peat, sweet, hint smoke, modest pepper. Then more at the end a coin comes up with grastones and a hint of saltiness.

  2. Wild Thing scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    In the nose better than in the mouth. The departure I like the least.
    • Nose
      Starts quite spicy with hints of vanilla and caramel. Fruity with a little chocolate and oranges. I also like nuts and raisins.
    • Taste
      Fruity with slight hints of dry fruit. Nutty with spices. Slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Short funds. Malt and slightly dry. Still slightly sweet

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Good, but the overall experience is a bit artificial as I tend to get more often with younger sweet wine finished whiskies. I'm getting an impression of port and whisky mixed together, instead of the port being really integrated into the whisky. I like the fact that it's bottled at a higher ABV though, pulls this one over the line for me.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    A young, strong, very neat Arran;
    [Color] old gold;
    • Nose
      Spices, oak, citrus fruits (mandarin), sweetness, caramel, nuts;
    • Taste
      diluted: strong fruity onset, tingling, dark fruits (raisins, plums), herbs, spices, oak, slightly out of round;
    • Finish
      long, sweet, fruity finish;

  5. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, vanilla, mandarin
    • Taste
      Nuts, spices, raisins, fruits, plums, oak
    • Finish
      Long, sweet with oak

      Delicious whisky, good PLV - recommended

  6. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  7. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    Quite mild, some sweetness of caramel and oak, hint of honey and a vague hint of port in the background, probably water will open this one up. It is not a bad nose though, just not very outspoken.

    Taste:

    Sweet and round. Indeed the port is getting prominent. There is some orange/tangerine influence. And in the background I tend to find some smokiness...

    Body:

    Medium

    Finish:

    Medium length. There is quite a wine taste in the finish, which keeps on rolling forward. Also some wood and caramel are in here.

    Price:

    Very decent price/quality if you find the bottle under €40,-

    Presentation:

    I don't like the tastingnotes upfront so much.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    23-12-2016
    • Nose
      83 83
      complex of fresh fruits, nuts and vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      lots of fresh fruits
    • Finish
      78 78
      lots of fresh fruits

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