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Arran The High Seas

Overall rating
85.74/100
votes
213
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Smugglers' Series Volume 2
Bottled
2016
Number of bottles
8700
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 08 10 16
Barcode
5060044483158
Added on
12 Sep 2016 7:26 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 297.13

74 × in wishlist

213 × member ratings

1389 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran The High Seas

38 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.74 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I like it a bit better than the Smuggler No 1, but I will still not be remembered for the price and the hype disappointing
    • Nose
      Fruity and bready, fruit muesli with apricots and peach, very alcoholic, eagle-owl glue, a trace of cloves, malt
    • Taste
      hot and peppery, behind the alcohol wall is apricot, very dry in the mouth - with the addition of water it collapses
    • Finish
      relatively long, spicy and dry

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. EvilAFI scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A nice balance of wine influence, peat, malt/bread notes, spice and light pepper.
    • Nose
      Sweet wine influence, peat, spicy, strawberry, vanilla
    • Taste
      Raspberry jam, ashy peat, oak, wpi

  4. markkuyper scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N- Nosing something similar to Bruichladdich in this one, brine, feint, ashy with sticky high strength. Sweet tea, juvenile cough syrup of red berries, sweetened mashed banana and maraschino that whirl around the nice but rather sweet rum nuances. Modern, superficial, not as characterful as the packaging. (86/20)

    P- Sour fruits, liquorice with apparent sweet peat, honey, more syrup and sweet medicinal. Jammy with restrained spiciness, some orange come thru. Syrupy that leads to cloying. (86/20)

    F- Medium-long, plenty of smokes stays at the back palate, gingery, liquorice and dry on fore note. Strength tartness remains with dominant gold Rum influence. For those with sweet tooth. (86/20)

    B/B- 87/21

    Cr-1, Fr-2, Fl-0, Pt-1, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-1

    Weighted Rate- 81pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Nosing something similar to Bruichladdich in this one, brine, feint, ashy with sticky high strength. Sweet tea, juvenile cough syrup of red berries, sweetened mashed banana and maraschino that whirl around the nice but rather sweet rum nuances. Modern, superficial, not as characterful as the packaging. (86/20)
    • Taste
      P- Sour fruits, liquorice with apparent sweet peat, honey, more syrup and sweet medicinal. Jammy with restrained spiciness, some orange come thru. Syrupy that leads to cloying. (86/20)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, plenty of smokes stays at the back palate, gingery, liquorice and dry on fore note. Strength tartness remains with dominant gold Rum influence. For those with sweet tooth. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21

      Cr-1, Fr-2, Fl-0, Pt-1, Ft-2, Sp-0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-1

      Weighted Rate- 81pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    09-02-2019
    • Nose
      73 73
      hot glue, hint of solvent evaporates almost immediately, fruit
    • Taste
      78 78
      grain, malt, hint of sea salt
    • Finish
      76 76
      grain, citric, hint of sea salt, dry

  9. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Young, but very dense and saturated whisky, very active, invigorating with mineral-industrial inclusions. In development it becomes deeper, even more saturated with a deviation in sweetness.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, grain, malt, freshly planed boards, spiky mineral-metallic notes - a wet grindstone, sparkles from a cigarette lighter (xs still to say, a smell when cutting a spark in lighters), stone dust; sweet confectionery notes, fondant, toffee; light nuance shades, carpenter's workshop.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, woody-grain, sweet, peppery wave, tartness of the bark, light tablety bitterness, dried fruit, cappuccino,
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, roasted nuts, cocoa, bitter chocolate, marvelous-cereal notes,

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