Arran 1996

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Exclusive
Stated Age
19 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
53.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 Apr 2016 3:07 pm by Cipidos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 105.30

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25 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. Gous scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Some of the nose's themes are quite uncommon and deserve attention. The finish is a very nice sum up of the whole profile, with this generous oiliness and the good length. Besides that, not a super memorable malt.
    • Nose
      86 86
      First some comté cheese (really ! of the light kind), then malt, and then a lot of creamy butterscotch. This becomes the main theme from then on, with a little strawberry as well, slightly chemical in nature but not disturbingly so. It has a greasy, oily character that would almost evoke a non-peated Ledaig 10 OB (without being a Tobermory 10 OB though :P).
    • Taste
      85 85
      Rapid alcoholic crescendo, not super balanced on that regard, with pepper, then settling on the butterscotch - strawberry duo. Not bad, not super great either. Water does not help with alcohol integration.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very good here actually, greasy, fatty, caramelised, creamy. Even a slight strawberry twist makes its come back. Some caramelised peanuts maybe ? Good length.

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A very nice and light combinaton of sherry, sultana's, nuts, chocolat, alcohol and the soft sea air surrounding the Isle of Arran.
    • Taste
      Light creamy body with a fruity sweetness and some citrus I missed in the nose. More sherry influence and spices on the palate now. Complex and very chewy drying out in the end with a little bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long mouthcoating finish.

  6. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    I visited the Arran Distillery yesterday and had a free dram of this great 19yo well balanced single cask scoth whisky, so it was a must to buy a bottle of it.
    It is so smooth that you can drink it even without water at cask strength of 53,7%.
    Well done Arran!

  7. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      90 90


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