- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 51.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Whisky Shop - Zammel, Antwerpen
- Added on
- 17 Oct 2015 9:41 am by JimmyJones
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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1997 - The Ambassador's Dram
9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points
- Nose: Fruity, very fruity for an 18yo. Pear, pineapple and more which I cannot decipher. There is also a yeasty note in there. Pretty much nothing of the Oloroso cask though.
Taste: Green herbs, freshly cut bushes, again a lot of fruity notes. Hint of red fruit.
Body: That's good, full and oily.
Finish: medium - long. Again quite some fruity notes, like canned fruit and it's juice. None of the cask influence.
Price: €107,- is a bit steep for this.
Presentation: Don't know this was a sample.
Comments: A rather well made whisky, but it is too much spirit driven for me. I think this was a rather death cask.
- Reminds me a little of the Old Puteney 17, yet a little more astringent (and on cask strength).
This one has quite some distillery character, despite having aged for more than 18 years. Pears and apples are all over the place. Later, the fruitiness even evolves to melon and pineapple. Then, there is fresh mint and a sea breeze. So far not so much sherry influence. The only sherry related smell is that of walnut and almond.
Fresh and juicy, yet with a kick of spices. Orange juice, apple juice, coconut, followed by loads of white pepper and crystallized ginger. The sherry influence is a bit bigger, with some dried fruit and remote nuttiness, but still it doesn't take a central position.
Fruity and fresh in the start, developing in bitter herbal liqueur with a lot of spices (clove, pepper).
- Blind tasting on 22/09. Winner of the evening!
- Not especially complex, this Arran is above all a very nice whisky to sip for fun, with friends or in front of a good movie for example, without getting your head.
Candied red fruit, raisins, sweet spices. But also a very light chocolate smoke and yellow apple. The Sherry is not overwhelming.
Sweet and greedy from the start. Apple, raisin. Some candied red fruits and vanilla caramel. A fairly conventional mouth, but very pleasant.
Average. The alcohol is a little more present, with a small kick in the throat. The spices are more insistent too and tingle the tongue. Apple peel, but absolutely not bitter, then comes to bask on the tongue.