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Arran The Illicit Stills

Overall rating
86.26/100
votes
277
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Smugglers' Series Vol. 1 - Limited Release
Bottled
16.09.2015
Number of bottles
8700
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 16 09 15
Barcode
5060044482946
Added on
12 Sep 2015 11:21 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 511,99

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Whisky Reviews for Arran The Illicit Stills

52 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.26 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great composed whisky.
    • Nose
      soft peat, beautiful oak, smells old, solid, matured, some wax, almonds, marzipan, lamp oil, some soft herbs, little fruit, maybe some bergamot and fresh hay
    • Taste
      Strong in the mouth, slightly sweetish, some leather, but above all wood, citrus and yet clearer peat notes, towards the end the oak is quite tart, aka, dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      slight sulfur, suddenly fruity, sweetish, oak, mint.

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For me unfortunately disappointing and inconsequential - a hype whisky that lives only from its exterior - a great pity
    • Nose
      Very alcoholic - despite extensive ventilation, it opens only very reluctantly - then clove, slightly maritime, subtle smoke, grapefruit sweetened with a little honey - all flavors very restrained - even the addition of water largely evaporated
    • Taste
      Apple, unripe fruits such as apricot and honeydew melon, alcohol-dominant
    • Finish
      short and alcoholic

  3. Mannix65 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Plum too much crushed. Vanilla, a lot of lightness. Fruits. A hint of peat? In the mouth, what sweetness! Perfect integration of alcohol! Velvety! Beautiful fruits until the final! Sparkling spices. Very nice whisky!

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  5. markkuyper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    09-02-2019
    • Nose
      74 74
      vanilla
    • Taste
      78 78
      smoke, vanilla, malt
    • Finish
      76 76
      smoke, vanilla, malt, oak

  8. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    An invigorating and sparkling young whisky, dense and rich, charmingly young, one should not expect depth and some revelations from him, only youthful maximalism and spontaneity, although such a peculiar polishing, "adult" layer manifests itself in development.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, freshly planed boards, wood dust, green grass, citrus notes, fruit shades - apples, peaches; leather goods.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, fairly young, sharp notes - oak, citrus, peaches, apples, ginger-pepper wave, cardboard, grain, lemonade sweetness, lollipops.
    • Finish
      Spicy, refreshing, woody-fruit, light, tart ginger notes, grain, lemonade, lollipops.

  10. nallacam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    classic NAS of a series, weak after the nose ....
    • Nose
      86 86
      A sweet-fruity basic character, clear wooden barrel aroma, citrus, honey, pear, cereals, malt, light alcohol, metallic youth
    • Taste
      83 83
      sparkling strong onset, youthful strong, alcohol is dominant, oak bitterness
    • Finish
      82 82
      medium / short unspectacular

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