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Overall rating
84.88/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Chapter 7 (Ch7)
Bottling serie
A Whisky Anthology
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
879
Number of bottles
138
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jul 2015 8:40 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.45

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21 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 Ch7

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.88 points

  1. TastyDram did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    I'm not that experienced with whiskies from the Isle of Arran. Apart from another 18yo Douglas Laing single cask this is only my second dram from Arran. But I'm already a big fan of the fruity and sweet style. This is a creamy and liquid dessert with just the right amount of bitterness to maintain balance. 
    • Nose
      The Isle of Arran distillery is known to produce a fruity spirit and this single cask is no different. Lots of yellow fruits with a whiff of tobacco. Sun ripened yellow apples and lemons. Some mild vanilla and biscuits. Figs and ginger linger in the background.

      With water fresh and crisp notes of lemon and ginger appear. A refreshing iced tea and brioche with raisins.
    • Taste
      A creamy mouthfeel. The prolonged fruitiness does not come as a surprise. Banana and yellow apples. Vanilla infused cream or confectioner's cream (custard). A bitter oak aroma tries to break through but gets called back by raisins and figs.

      Water gives me more vanilla and melons. Some dried grassy notes and a touch of mint. A cool masala chai tea.
    • Finish
      The oak finally breaks through with Charentais melons and the remains of a mint infused tea.

  2. chapter7whisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Classic Arran, aged unaltered in a Hogshead. Very balanced spirit with delicate layers to be discovered with each sip. Subtle and enjoyable.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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