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Arran 1998 Cold, Cold Winter

Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
17.08.1998
Bottled
09.12.2014
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1998/1111
Number of bottles
284
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482526
Added on
17 Nov 2015 4:13 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179,95

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93 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998 Cold, Cold Winter

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.64 points

  1. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: Warm and spicy, typical sherry influences. Some oranges.

    Beautiful nose, full of flavours and very 'round'. Clove, roasted nuts, brown sugar sugar, christmas cake, 'ontbijtkoek' gingerbread.

    Later on more floral and some vanilla. even some marzipan.

    T: The arrival is again very full and round. Nice balance of sweet, dark spices, oak and peppers. Warm red fruits. slightly drying.

    F: Soft and gentle, but full of flavours that last nice and long. Mocca and milk chocolate. Warm dark spices, candied fruits.

    Slight touch of drying oak

    Great whisky, nice sherry influence without overpowering the spirit.

  2. M134481 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice balanced whisky, sweet and sour by fruit, mixed and fresh mixed with a smooth ABV. I like to drink this whisky, because of the accessibility for everyone, the depth and the tasty finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
      The acidity of a green apple and the sweetness of vanilla and caramel. Brown sugar with grass. Sherry tones, biscuit and a creamy young cheese.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sherrynotes with smoke, pepper and fruit. A bitter sweet taste, nicely balanced with the alcohol.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish consists of sherry, caster sugar, grass, something creamy and fruit. You taste the sour green apple clearly and the tangerines you taste last.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    88/89.
    • Nose
      Mocha, prune, raisin, cherry, hazelnut and apple. With water more apple, more hazelnut and a little marshmallow.
    • Taste
      Prune, mocha, hazelnut, caramel and apple. With water it becomes fresher, like lemonade.
    • Finish
      Cherry, mocha, hazelnut paste, apple and peanut butter.

  4. markkuyper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Pikehunter scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. DDiep scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Thnx for the sample Pikehunter!
    Great Arran
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Opeth83 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I am not a sherry fan, but even though the sherry takes over the beautiful Arran profile completely I think this is a beautiful whisky. This must have been an extremely good vessel.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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