Arran 100° Proof

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
08 years old
57.0 % Vol.
700 ml
es Spain
Added on
06 Nov 2007 12:18 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 82.93

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 100° Proof

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.12 points

  1. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Maybe 100 proof was not the right choice here? The whisky's not bad but it's so elemental that the high strength doesn't bring anything more than extra ethanol to the mix. Maybe this is a good example of why not everything needs to be released at high proof?

  2. El Bastardo scored this whisky 5 points Member Senior

    Second sample / change:
    My out of line opinion remains. I could agree on half a star, but it's still my worst whisky experience for me.
    • Nose
      Undiluted: Not a big difference. With a glass with a larger opening, however, it is no longer so pungent in the nose.

      Diluted to around 46%: thanks to the more open glass, also more bearable. In addition to the muscatel effect, you can smell a hint of sweet apples.
    • Taste
      Diluted to about 46%: no noticeable difference.
    • Finish
      Diluted to around 46%: Goes down better than before.

  3. El Bastardo scored this whisky 5 points Member Senior

    What kind of rubbish did I drink there? Every € 10 bottle is better. My worst whisky experience by far.
    Zero stars!
    • Nose
      Undiluted: In the beginning, the nose was simply stinging due to the high alcohol content. I've never had that even with other cask strengths. Even after a few minutes of "ventilating" it is still difficult to make out what it actually smells like. It's neither smoky nor malty, otherwise just "unpleasant" on the nose.

      Diluted to around 43%: Still quite uncomfortably sharp on the nose, but better. Maybe nutmeg (?).
    • Taste
      Diluted to about 43%: Too strong! Have I miscalculated with the water? Put in an extra teaspoon. Now looks like water with opaque white inside. Tastes a bit malty, nothing else. The third sip is just bitter and stinging unpleasantly.
    • Finish
      Diluted to around 43%: strange coating on the palate.

  4. besar scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      77 77
      fruit, malt
    • Taste
      80 80
      oak, spices, coffee
    • Finish
      76 76

  6. ricallende scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Rich. Initially fruity followed by a vegetal note that develops. Dust. Sweet syrup. Over time the vegetal note develops into more fruit. These are what I would describe as high pitched notes. I get something close to green apple (a glenfiddichy property). Interestingly, with air time alone, the nose then becomes muted again and the vegetal note returns.
    • Taste
      First sip is sour and fruity, with none of the vegetal note of the nose. Subsequently it is hotter, spicier. I get vanilla, sour apple. It is fairly sweet. A little bitterness in the development (peppery as opposed to unpleasant).
    • Finish
      Rich. Initially fruity followed by a vegetal note that develops. Dust. Sweet syrup. Over time the vegetal note develops into more fruit. These are what I would describe as high pitched notes. I get something close to green apple.

  7. oppi scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      malty grainy
    • Taste
      Cooked fruits grainy

  8. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    That was nothing. Too young, too sprightly. The nose is the best
    • Nose
      Immediately strong vanilla and creamy caramel notes, yellow apple, the 57% are noticeable but acceptable, decent lemon, butterscotch, pear, tangerine peel, bay leaf
    • Taste
      Again, vanilla, alcohol and youth are very noticeable here, caramel, distinct citrus notes, peach, sugar, young pear, white pepper
    • Finish
      minimal oak, less vanilla, lemon, orange, here he is quite rass / scratchy

  9. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Wow. He is violent. You only notice the "youth" in the taste and on the finish.
    • Nose
      He has this typical Arran character with fruity Äpfeön and a snotty-maritime island breeze. Add a touch of salt. For 8 years and 57% the alcohol is really well integrated.
    • Taste
      In taste then a lot of geteide and lemon. Now the alcohol is fully there. There must be water on it first.
      With water the nose fades a little bit.
    • Finish
      In the finish, the alcohol is still very heavy despite the water. The finish is spicy and again there are grains and lemon. Again, this maritime touch.

  10. Ivynor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    We find Arran well, but this whisky is too young and the alcohol not very well integrated.
    • Nose
      Very fresh, but a little alcoholic, on the green apple, the pear. first nose a little vinegary, goes away with aeration.
    • Taste
      Fruit alcohol, made very young. Apple, pear, the first attack in the mouth is sweet with a thick texture but it lasts less than a second. Sour notes, sour cherry, traces of cocoa. Alcohol moderately integrated.
    • Finish
      dry, a little sweet, earth and bitter herbs.


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