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Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old
21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.62 points
- The Arran Cask Strength, a successful, interesting Malt!
[Color] white wine;
fresh citrus fruits, alcohol, seasoning (oak);
diluted: strong fruity onset, clear sherry, tangerines, oranges, caramel, oak, ginger, slightly oily, sweet, complex;
long warm finish; spicy, dry fading;
mint, acid, glue, wet straw, green apple
honey, pepper, vanilla, sour, wood, cardamom, volatile
- Fruity, zingy, citrus-y, oily, salty, with deep, fragrant wood notes. Beautiful. Amazing value for money.
- Due to the high alcohol content not as accessible as the 10-year-old, but more intense
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
subtle oiliness, sparkling alcohol, citrus blend (bitter sweet freshness), ginger, pleasant wood, a little spice - again very on the fruity-dry side.
dry and medium long.
- As a summer painting well suited. Works better with water. 21/22/19/21 = 83
Citrus scents, floral, orange, some bitter almond (marzipan), malt - a light fresh nose.
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.
Peppery, slightly bitter, astringent on the finish; the dryness keeps, so the finish rather long (without resulting in an excessive enjoyment).
Neat: citrus, honey, marzipan, freshly cutted wood. All signs of a young whisky, although this is 12yo. A little buttery in the background.
With water: There is more a dark and dirty side to it. More farm notes. The young roughness seems to be gone.
Neat: Creamy quickly followed by some honey, again marzipan and some sweet limes.
With water: Sweet, but a bit dirty. then some sour notes, the tastes when neat are there but really more on the background.
Body: Full and oily
Neat: Medium-long length. A little tannic, quite some wood influence, but it is a bit of a duffer. Although later on in the background there is again the freshly cut wood and the marzipan.
With water: Medium length. There are more tannins but doesn't change much.
Quite fair, given the quality
Don't know this was a sample
- N- Slow starter, masked by spiky active wood and strength for quite a while before the layer of saline and spicy malt starts to emerged, honeydew and tropical fruits fragrant, mellow demerara sugar with bitter oily honey butterscotch. Plenty of quality but stiffly structured.P- Better interpretation as the liquid softened on palate, peels, grapefruits, earthy mixed spices and aggressively spicy. Strength overdrive without notable substance make it appeared rather spirit-y.F- Medium-long, creamy smokes, buttery, heavy with good spicy kick and peppery warm. Decent, no surprise, not bad either.— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.