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Arran 1998

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
13.07.1998
Bottled
10.03.2016
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1998/901
Number of bottles
286
Strength
53.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482526
Bottled for
Independentspirit.de
Added on
31 May 2016 10:57 am by sebbystroh
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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14 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1998

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Doctor Nils Ernst is one of my true Whisky heroes.
    One of the few distributors where you could place blind orders for any of his new expressions. 7 bottlings so far and each one is a hit into the bull's eye.

  2. Torfding scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Hard to tell if this Arran tastes better in cask strength or slightly diluted. Both forms have something for themselves.
    • Nose
      fresh, a flowery hint, sweet pastries (with a hint of lye, New Year's brew), warm fruit, spicy, a little sherry;
      with a little water, dark berries are added, which unfortunately get lost a little later, the sherry is somehow "dustier"
    • Taste
      creamy, pudding, caramel, exotic fruits, some milk chocolate;
      with a little bit of water, the whisky gets a bit more complicated, but above all, a (quite pleasant) sugar bomb: a lot of caramel, liquid sugar, sweetened fruit
    • Finish
      medium length, strong with a heavy dark rum at the beginning, spicy oak, roasted aromas, a little red apples, leaving behind a somewhat mentholiges mouthfeel;
      The drop of water is still heavy with water, but the first impression passes faster, the finish becomes "brighter" and more pleasant

  3. nhuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Hmmm, this is Sherry cask whisky how it should be, very nice
    spicy floral nose, sweet tropical flavours in the mouth with a long finish, a tiny
    drop of water results in even greater complexity…. Love it, first bottle half
    empty in a week tells more than words… 89 points, taking the price into context rather 90.

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