Whiskybase

Arran Quarter Cask

Overall rating
84.98/100
votes
203
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

€ 72.51

17 × in wishlist

203 × member ratings

668 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Quarter Cask

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.98 points

  1. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

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

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

  8. 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

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

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

  10. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021


Forgot your password?

Login