Arran 2005

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Stated Age
09 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
fr France
Added on
06 Oct 2015 9:43 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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8 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2005

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.20 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5
    • Nose
      Big sherry with prunes, blackberries. And he is gaining power, the animal! Fragrant, vigorous and juicy nothing but the nose. More and more sweet. With a little water, malt and nuts.
    • Taste
      We find these sensations in the mouth with creamy but also, relief, vivacity and dynamism thanks to its young age.
    • Finish
      Intense, long and persistent.

  2. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    Particularly sunny and bright, this Arran is also crossed by very many and very refreshing shaded areas. True oases, these play an essential role in its balance and give it a lot of maturity and complexity. The delicious scents of rose petals and juicy figs that escape from the empty glass transport us to the Orient, to which they are a vibrant testimony.
    Profile: expressive, it gradually becomes liquorice and camphoric. The influence of sherry wine highlights a very pleasant salinity.
    Appearance: orange copper with green reflections.
    Nose: rich, complex. Subtle blend of sweetness and firmness, the first nose oscillates between dried fruits (figs, currants) and noble spices (cardamom, star anise). Expressive, it gradually becomes liquorice and camphoric. At the same time, candied citrus fruits appear (orange, grapefruit). More and more striking, the influence of sherry wine highlights a very pleasant salinity, while giving it a lot of rhythm.
    Palate: lively, firm. Citrus fruits, stewed fruits (peach, plum) and dried fruits (prune, date) respectively develop the attack on the palate towards ever more mellowness. Dark chocolate and a few spices follow suit harmoniously before the slightest gap in the taste palette is covered with heather honey. The aftertaste offers us to smell bouquets of rose and peony.
    Overall: long, silky. Its touch evokes the soft roughness of the skin of a white peach. In perfect harmony with the nose and the mouth, its velvety tannins envelop the taste buds while exotic fruits (guava, persimmon) make it exuberant. The retro-olfaction is marked by tobacco and zan. The empty glass is finely woody and roasted (coffee).


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