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Arran 1996

Overall rating
88.18/100
votes
86
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Chosen One
Vintage
30.09.1996
Bottled
02.02.2016
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1390
Number of bottles
312
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whiskysite.nl
Added on
25 Mar 2016 4:15 pm by Dominic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130.60

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.18 points

  1. joep scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Brinker scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      The sherry is very prominent, and it has nice mix with a bit of citrus.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The sherry finish does well, there's some sweetness and sour, hints of vanilla. Drinks very smooth!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium-long finish, dry, citrus with light hing of vanilla.

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Perfect to drink without adding water.
    • Nose
      Light in sherry and a little smoke. Sour apple freshness. Good sweet and sour mix. No tickling alcohol (54.7%).
    • Taste
      Wow !!! Surprisingly more sherry and sweetness than expected. Good body and balance. Light spices but not peppery. Nice touch of vanilla, fruits and caramel. More malt and light nutty.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, sweet, spicy, drying out and nutty.

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Grutslurp scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Sample. Very nice. The restrained sherry influence hints at a refill butt, and it works beautifully.
    • Nose
      Restrained sherry, fruity, tropical & citrusy, nicely balanced.
    • Taste
      Sweet and sour, still a restrained sherryness, raisin-nut mix.
    • Finish
      Medium-long. Sweet and savoury. Nutty and almost smoky.

  7. wbarchive_104650 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A cool part. With the best I have drunk from Arran. Big cinema. Too bad that it does not exist anymore.
    • Nose
      Great, balanced sherry nose. Not too much, not too little. Unfortunately, the alcohol comes through a bit too much.
    • Taste
      Here the sherry comes through more. In addition an island flavor. Slightly dirty and stormy. Very, very dry.
    • Finish
      Dark fruits, again a barrage of dry sherry. Spices.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Less obviously sherried than cask 368 for The Nectar, but sweeter nevertheless. Fino?
    • Nose
      Vanilla pudding, peach, caramel, printen in chocolate, cherry, plum, apple and oak. With water also apple.
    • Taste
      Toffee, apple, peach, vanilla pudding, cherry and malt. Water releases hazelnut.
    • Finish
      Toffee, apple, peach, vanilla pudding, pithaya, hazelnut and malt.

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Review is from a sample.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

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