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Arran Quarter Cask

Overall rating
84.92/100
votes
213
Whiskybase ID
WB72740
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Bothy
Bottled
22.09.2015
Casktype
Quarter Casks
Casknumber
Batch 1
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
55.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L22 09 15 3 21:41 BB
Barcode
5060044483042
Added on
06 Oct 2015 9:39 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 105.18

20 × in wishlist

213 × member ratings

705 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Quarter Cask

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.92 points

  1. SAND scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    NOSE: Sweet barley and bourbon notes, also fresh yellow and green orchard fruits. Quite fruity, clean. With some air also almonds, marzipan, (88p). Takes water quite well.
    TASTE: Strong, fruity with orchard fruits, slightly black peppery. Takes water quite well, gets slightly more peppery (87p).
    FINISH: Fruity (87p).
    OVERALL: Fruity and nice. Total score 87 (88) points.

  2. bimbam scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose: soft, slightly fruity and oak. Taste: in the mouth the oak fades into the background and the peppers unfold and in the aftertaste the peppers dominate. A little too much for my taste.

  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A rather successful experiment with "intense maturation".
    Sadly the nose is lightyears ahead of taste + finish.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Flawless nose, very intense and characterful. Strikes a good balance between fruity-fresh / mineralic-tart / spicy-peppery.
      Lime zest, white pepper, sea salt, essential oils of pine and cedar. Everything I like about Arran (maritime freshness, elegant bitters) is there, without any mediocre sherry casks to get in the way. Super crisp and clean.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Lots of oak, but it's not completely over the top. Character-wise, it's sour-bitter almost all the way until a final splash of spirit sweetness at the very end.
      Phew, truly a tale of two halves. The nose was great, but on the palate, it becomes more austere, drying, citric and tart. Actually, it's borderline bitter and pretty unwelcoming. A "schweppesian" malt, if you will. Fun as an apéritif, perhaps, but you probably won't be in the mood for it often enough to warrant buying a bottle.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Oak spices, tart minerality (limestone and quinine) and a musty dryness. Very long for a (probably) very young malt.

  5. Syleo scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    A round pleasure with a few small corners and edges from the Quarter Casks, especially in the taste, which for me could also have been clearer to make the malt more exciting overall.
    • Nose
      77 77
      Light straw gold emphasizes malt on the nose and a grain silo in the autumn rain, macadamia vanilla ice cream and a strappy apple pie with sugar pieces. Fresh figs, nectarines and grapefruit bring more fruit to the nose. Herbal tea, fresh hay, cloves, a thin sheet of zinc and green peppers are concentrated in a sharp alcohol tinge close to acetone with lavender. A little coconut and a few spruce needles let the oak shimmer through.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Cake dough, rock sugar and cocoa sound sweet and slightly spicy, but still balanced on the palate, gradually becoming a little drier with a little flowery cloves, green apple and grapefruit. Herbal candy from a metal can and fresh coniferous wood are clearly reminiscent of the quarter casks.
    • Finish
      78 78
      In the medium-long finish, cocoa and dark chocolate remain malty and sweet and then fade away with a slightly acidic wine and a slightly numb feeling in the mouth.

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Canucks89 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Scent: painted. Sea. Have restaurant. Flowers, almost perfumed. Vanilla is. Sugar.
    Taste: light vanilla. Pepper. Malt.
    Aftertaste: perfumed. Malt. Hints of sugar.

  8. ARDBERG scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Time and/or water bring out the yellow fruits that make this dram interesting. A good clean Arran.

    2cl at Saturdays tasting.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Mr. D. scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fruity, vanilla, bay leaves, cherries, almond, nuts, sweet melon
    • Taste
      pineapple, liquorice, pepper, oily, honey, straw, ripe sugar melon

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