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Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.72/100
votes
138
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
05.2015
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
Batch 5
Number of bottles
18000
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 05 15
Barcode
5060044482250
Added on
18 Jun 2015 3:29 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 58.86

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138 × member ratings

282 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.72 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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

  3. 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;

  4. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. 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.

  8. tomfa scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    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).

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    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.

    Taste:
    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

    Finish:
    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.

    Price:
    Quite fair, given the quality

    Presentation:
    Don't know this was a sample
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. valery77 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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