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Arran 2000

Overall rating
86.58/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2000/256
Number of bottles
307
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
independentspirit.de
Added on
22 Sep 2015 7:29 am by Cerebrum
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2000

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.58 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting it all over again two years later... Not so much smoke than originally but a very long sweet finish, does not end in the mouth... Just great stuff. Love it 

  3. captain_k did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Arran 15 yo 2000/2015 (52.7%, OB for independentspirit.de, sherry hogshead, cask #2000/256, 307 bottles) Colour: gold. Nose: creamy and cake-y, with a lot of butterscotch, biscuits, maple syrup, apple crumble, and then a little moist pipe tobacco and humus. That is very nice. With water: a tiny wee touch of sulphur that is soon to vanish in the air, then an unexpected medicinal side, ala Laphroaig. Drops of antiseptic? Very nice and quite fresh. Mouth (neat): all very perfect, this is almost a Linzertorte, but let’s not forget all the vanilla, peach jam, and panettone. Faint leafiness in the background. With water: rather perfect, with many cereals and many jams, plus this wee Laphroaigness again. Where does that come from? Finish: medium, very fine, slightly mentholy. Verbena and a little earth in the aftertaste. Comments: super good and rather intriguing, as they say in brochures. SGP:552 - 86 points.

  4. Torfding scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      warm apple, drying fruit, nuts and herbs, creamy and slightly exotic, a touch of camp fire smoke
    • Taste
      creamy-oily, dry, spicy, caramel, a slightly tart fruity note, a little banana, a little sherry; comes strong
    • Finish
      medium to long with a lasting light smokiness, soft and mild

  5. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Little bit of smoke in the nose, well balanced, mouth watering... Immediately fills up your mouth, some tropical fruits, subtle dry Sherryness with a looooong finish... Very Nice Arran.

  6. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Official Text on the back: "This 2000 distillation has been aged for over fifteen years in Sherry hogshead number 2000/256 and represents one of the finest examples of the Arran malt. The cask was specially selected by independentspirit.de and captures the perfect harmony between the Arran Malt and Sherry Oak, providing a delicious spiciness coupled with a whiff of smoke."

  7. sebbystroh scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    a very nice round whisky. For me it smells strongly of baked apple with a nice sherry note mild on the finish.

  8. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Wild Thing scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Notable long finish, but I can not find any trace of sherry.
    • Nose
      A little smoke, menthol and some alcohol. Needs time in the glass ... baked apples with a hint of cinnamon and caramel sauce. Honey?!?
    • Taste
      Full on with a light tartness of passion fruit and cherries. Very oily mouthfeel with caramel, malt and spices like pepper. The whole paired with some smoke and floral notes. Interesting!!!
    • Finish
      Long with a strong nutmeg nut and some smoke. Slightly warming.

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