Arran 1996 MBl

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
19 years old
Sherry Puncheon
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 apr 2016 4:34 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 119.00

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58 × member ratings

78 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Arran 1996 MBl

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.44 points.

  1. Key_to_Wisdom scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Color: light straw yellow, there couldn't have been a lot of sherry in the barrel.

    N: Nice, fruity nose with a slight alcoholic spiciness, bright, exotic fruits, peach. Melissa, floral.
    M: sweet malt, honey, banana, rather subtle sherry accents
    A: pleasant, warm finish with lots of vanilla

    My love affair ended much too early with this too small sample 87.5 / 100

    Tasting on:
    • May 18, 2020

  2. keizerjos scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Grassy green scent, young wood - more twigs than wood; cardboard. Something sweet, floral, citrus in the distance. The 19 years I don't smell it.
    The taste is thin, sharp, sweet, perfumed and intriguing. Chewing for a while and the vanilla is subtle but unmistakable. Something chemical, soap? I'm not very impressed. Further on in the glass, an annoying sea flavor continues to ruin things. No, not right.

  3. Egge scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Cocoa, apple, citrus notes and then sherry and cherry come through. Maybe orange or tangerine.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Basically my nose on my tongue, I just don't taste the cocoa. Apple, citrus, cherries, a little bit of bitter chocolate.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Rather short, but fruity and fresh. Slightly bitter, but freshness dominates.


  4. ApricotOne scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. malthead-sven scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Upgraded from 85 initially to 86 points after a second tasting. The whisky needs some time and air in the bottle. Impressed with me has a dominant note of honey.

  7. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    A delicious whisky, quite complex, but easy to drink, quite fruity, although the sherry is very restrained. May like it
    • Nose
      Lemon, light tingling sensation on the nose, vanilla, slightly oily, malt, carambola, kiwi, some meaty, silver onions, lightly flavored fruit mousse
    • Taste
      Here too, citrus freshness, then the sweetness of the malt, cherries, slight oiliness, a little vanilla, other fresh fruits and finally bitter with the tannins
    • Finish
      The malt and fruit sweetness remains and of course the oak tannins

  9. Segens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great whisky with a lot of facets. All of them are not supergreat but the dram has something .. especially with its intense fruity charisma something during summer nights in front of a fire place. Maybe a bit too sweet finish from my opinion but well balanced and great fruitiness.
    • Nose
      Sherry? I am quite suprised as I would have said it is a Bourbon Cask :-) as I have vanilla and honey.. Nothing special but OK
    • Taste
      The taste is so much better than the nose for me! Some fruity sweetness of apples, pears, mandarine. Well balanced and quite complex!
    • Finish
      The finish is crazy compared to nose and taste!! It is so incredibly sweet which is on the one hand outstanding as it makes this dram so special and I now realize that the whisky matured in Sherry Casks as I get the plums and the "fruits in rum" flavor which is characteristic for Sherry Casks but on the other hand also too sweet for me!

  10. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tried this dram yesterday evening during the opening event of scotia spirit's second tasting room in cologne.
    It is a wonderfull balanced, smooth, rich and complex single cask whisky with lots of sherry cask influences.
    One drop of water is enogh to open it more and set free a much wider range of flavours.
    The alcoholic strength of 51,5% is not too present to drink it even without water.
    I really liked this one!

  11. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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


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