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Arran 2004

Overall rating
87.06/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
20.09.2004
Bottled
23.01.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2004/7
Number of bottles
340
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482526
Bottled for
Delhaize
Added on
04 Aug 2015 10:12 am by retlaw
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 59,99

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18 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2004

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.06 points

  1. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In conclusion, a very good whisky to which it will not be necessary to ask the complexity of a 20Y, but the more you will advance in the bottle, the more it will be ventilated, the more it will civilize and give its full potential. www.passionduwhisky.com
    • Nose
      Nose: Wow winning poker shot. Super sherry, orange, chocolate. Cake, see gingerbread. Fruits, woods, spices. A nice little lot. Caramel way old rum.
    • Taste
      Palate: Perfect alcohol, sulfur. Elegant profile and well marked. A lot of spices, pepper certainly, but also cinnamon, maybe nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Final: Slight drought. A small green plum and slightly tart. Sherry and wood stay in the background.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Delhaize has chosen a great cask and bottled it for a very good price!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Peaty_Nino scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. brechtvds scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    this whisky is amazing !! its verry cheap its definitely a bang for your buck 88/100

    thanks thomas vervoort for the sample of this amazing whisky 

     ,go check out his whisky blog!

    http://whiskyinformer.com/
    • Nose
      first note i get is a large amount of sherry with some nuttiness

      its a heavy kind of sherry but also verry sweet after a few minutes  chocolate appears also e light hint of roasted coffee beans in the background 

      i added some water just a few drops: caramel appears and some cinnamon also after a while some herbal notes in the far background
    • Taste
      cheamy in the mouth with lots and lots of sherry notes with some citrus as well the chocolate and the nuttiness is also back its a verry sweet whisky 
    • Finish
      long finsh with dark chocolate and orange zest 

      a verry dry finish with lots of dark chocolate 

  7. Implar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Color: Amber

    Nose: Starts of with sweet Sherry, which is to be expected. There's also a nice freshness to it. "Mon Cherry" chocolate (chocolate filled with cherry cream), hints of sulphur, mint and eucalyptus. After some times it gets even sweeter with notes of orange and butterscotch.

    Palate: Very sweet arrival, then some peppers and sulphur before everything is covered in bitter chocolate. Quite thick and oily mouthfeel

    Finish: Dark chocolate again, some peppers, cinnamon, cumin and even some blueberries! Some ash in there as well. The chocolate stays for a very long time though! After some time in the glass, the finish also has some orange notes.

    You can tell this is a close relative to cask 2014/13. This one is more of everything: more alcohol, more sweetness, more complexity and unfortunately more sulphur. The complexity is great though, it changes every couple of minutes, just to make things more interesting.

    At €49,99, this is a very good dram.http://whiskyinformer.com/home/arran-20042015-for-delhaize

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