Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Finishes
Amarone Cask Finish
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
New Label 2015
Bottle code
L26 01 15
Added on
24 Apr 2015 7:27 pm by Alba-Lover

Average value

€ 49.95

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Whisky Reviews for Arran The Amarone Cask Finish

42 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.58 points

  1. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (Blind tasting)
    Sweet and fruity. Red fruits, red apple, berries, light pepper. But also has something dark.

    Tickling something on the tongue but then puts quite creamy in the mouth. The sweetness of the fruit is there again. And a delicious nuttiness. Behind the back comes the peppery spiciness.

    Leaves a pleasant mouthfeel with a rather long finish of covered fruit and bittersweet.

    Delicious. Tastes pretty good.

  2. hafssol scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    This is an authentic cask finish! Very interesting meeting between Arran fresh, thin and herbal malt and the king of Italian red wines.
    The result is perfectly balanced, even if a bit sharp on the palate. No alcohol edges, despite its 50% abv, but a mild round taste whose fresh notes develop into warming vanilla, chocolate and raisins notes.
    One of its highlights is that the wine finish doesn't stand for itself but melts from start to finish in a truly enjoyable malt.

  3. Maltimizer scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      82 82
      First something Christmassy, then clearly the red wine and herbs. With a little time, dark fruits and some sweetness will also appear.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Round, red wine, dark berries, slightly tart, dark chocolate, slightly soapy ...
    • Finish
      78 78
      Strong, dry, bitter, medium length

  4. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      71 71

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A promising nose quickly leads to a tart, spicy, palate and a yeasty white pepper finish that doesn’t work well for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Tart red fruits, vanilla, stewed fruits, light leather
    • Taste
      83 83
      Caramel, spices, apple, ginger, white pepper
    • Finish
      80 80
      Balsamic vinegar, yeast, apples

  6. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    As a sample, I have the Arran - The Amarone Cask Finish in a glass. The dram shows up with a golden color and a promising alcohol content.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The Arran presents itself with a sweet nose and a fruity acidity. Pear, verbena, heather honey, a little oregano
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily and sweet with a good pinch of white pepper, cooling mint, honey, pear, yellow fruits, gooseberries, banana
    • Finish
      84 84
      Relatively long with sweetness and a nice, fresh fruit

  7. carac scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Fairly light, dry and fruity nose.
    It's fresh, springtime, young (fine but not complex) there is a bit of wild strawberry / red currants and a floral touch.
    The aftertaste brings a little brioche bread with cardamom (spicy / lemon)
    Relatively short finish
    but it's still a very pleasant malt as an aperitif.

  8. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose is a little too outspoken. The rest is quite well done. For a cheap finished whisky, this is good value for money.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Heavy red wine influences make a lot of other nosing notes impossible. It is not bad at all, but lays a bit thick on the red Amarone nose. There is a hint of fresh fruit and a touch of honey in the background, but above all it is the wine which dominates.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet and round. A little bitter after a second. A bit of wood shavings, sweet red fruits and quite some other fruitiness and sweetness.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short-medium length. A little dry and dusty. But there is a lot of red fruit influence too.

  9. CST1986 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    For a NAS with dubious wine finish this is not a bad product at all. Bottling it at 50% vol. was a clever move by Arran. Still I think this malt lacks balance and it seems to me that the base malt was quite young, as there is not much else to discover apart from those winey notes that are sometimes a bit funky and not quite in tune with the delicate distillery character. Not bad, but not very good either, I'm afraid.
    • Nose
      79 79
      neat: apart from a rather chemical estery berry note it's a bit closed at first. After a while sweet and sour notes pop up which is quite nice. It doesn't feel very balanced, the adstringent winey notes are not very well integrated in my opinion.
      with water: mixed berries, lavender, still quite artificial (juicy fruit gum), after a while a funky vegetal note of green peppers.
    • Taste
      82 82
      neat: sweet, vanilla, gooseberries, tannins, bitter chocolate and grapes
      with water: very similar, but creamier. It's okay, but in my opinion it still lacks harmony.
    • Finish
      81 81
      short to medium, not too sweet with the sour and winey notes prevailing. Well...

  10. McBRI scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior


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