Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
12 years old
Batch 5
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 05 15
Added on
18 Jun 2015 3:29 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 62.81

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.86 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Gweddry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      apple muesli bar, hazelnut muesli bar, hazelnuts, oatmeal, apple juice, Moscow rye bread, apple cider vinegar, almond milk, Brazil nuts, yellow melon, peanut candy, vanilla cream, fresh wood
    • Taste
      sweet, trace of sherry, apples, malt, honey, hazelnuts, ginger
    • Finish
      marzipan, wood, malt

  3. El Bastardo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Split feelings. It's actually good in many ways, but somehow the combination as all doesn't really click with me. For me it's more like two to three, purely subjective.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Undiluted: The alcohol content is in the room as a kind of tingling and slightly numbing in the nose. Behind a fruitiness of fresh, light-colored fruits.

      Diluted to approx. 45%: Takes away the tingling sound and inhibits the numbing impression. The fruitiness becomes more dominant. Freshly sliced sour apples.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Spicy, sparkling and a bit of oak bitterness, combined with a light maltiness and lemon-like acidity.
    • Finish
      60 60
      A slight, pleasant bitterness that becomes drier remains, together with tingling spices, a hint of malt and very little acidic fruitiness. No more sweetness there.

  4. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, honey and very fruity
      Pear, apple, citrus and orange
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very fruity and sweet
      Orange, citrus, apple and pear, spices
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length and fruity

      With a few drops of water, it becomes much more accessible
      Very fruity

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    The Arran Cask Strength, a successful, interesting Malt!
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      fresh citrus fruits, alcohol, seasoning (oak);
    • Taste
      diluted: strong fruity onset, clear sherry, tangerines, oranges, caramel, oak, ginger, slightly oily, sweet, complex;
    • Finish
      long warm finish; spicy, dry fading;

  6. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      mint, acid, glue, wet straw, green apple
    • Taste
      honey, pepper, vanilla, sour, wood, cardamom, volatile

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Fruity, zingy, citrus-y, oily, salty, with deep, fragrant wood notes. Beautiful. Amazing value for money.

  9. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Due to the high alcohol content not as accessible as the 10-year-old, but more intense
    • Nose
      extremely fruity, bright fruits, fresh fruit: melon (Arran typical?), green apple, banana, pear, pickled peach, light honey, orange, kumquat, a little salt, vanilla pudding - alcohol is very present, some water dissolves the flavors better
    • Taste
      subtle oiliness, sparkling alcohol, citrus blend (bitter sweet freshness), ginger, pleasant wood, a little spice - again very on the fruity-dry side.
    • Finish
      dry and medium long.

  10. tomfa scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    As a summer painting well suited. Works better with water. 21/22/19/21 = 83
    • Nose
      Citrus scents, floral, orange, some bitter almond (marzipan), malt - a light fresh nose.
    • Taste
      Very soft mouthfeel. The smell is accompanied by an immense sweetness, which initially turns into peppery (white pepper), in order to become very dry and noticeably corky.
    • Finish
      Peppery, slightly bitter, astringent on the finish; the dryness keeps, so the finish rather long (without resulting in an excessive enjoyment).


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