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Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.11/100
votes
100
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Bottled
05.2016
Stated Age
12 years old
Casknumber
Batch 6
Number of bottles
13800
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482250
Added on
04 Oct 2016 12:05 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 56.87

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.11 points

  1. Highlander65 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    On the nose, exactly in this urine, in rapid succession there are notes of honey, fruit (apple peel), raisins, vanilla and powdered sugar. You can hardly feel alcohol! Excellent olfactory experience. With water the cereal and sugary notes are enhanced. In the mouth the alcohol feels more but it brings its 52 degrees very well, I feel a pinch of unripe fruit and then a good trifle. Given the excellent perfume I was hoping for a better palate. With water it softens a little, the note of sour fruit fades and becomes softer and more honeyed. Medium, fruity finish.
    Good malt, given the origin I thought it had a more marine character. The scent of the empty glass is incredible: wax and light smoke, a candle lit in the church! A nose of 9 is followed by a palate of 7, therefore

  2. BSJ scored this whisky 46 points Newbie

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  3. Willum scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In short: wonderful cinnamon taste!
    Great, independent drop, with a few corners and edges - that's how I like it.

  5. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Color: light amber
    Bright bourbon classic. Reminded me of the old releases of Old Pulteney in the early 2010s. In general, those whiskys of past years reminded me of when many regular releases of various distilleries were comparable in quality to rare independent bottling.
    It is incredibly easy to drink, despite a decent fortress, unless of course you will not drink it with glasses. Dilution with water gives a scotch mist.
    • Nose
      Fresh
      Bourbon fruit and flower, lemon / orange peel, candy, tissue paper
      Breathed
      Barley-pearl grain motifs, linseed oil, citro lemonade, minerality
    • Taste
      Fresh
      Bright, sweet, juicy, pleasantly tart and bitter, fruit and citrus explosion
      Breathed
      Vanilla and citrus bitterness added
      With water
      Very bright, juicy fruit, slightly salty
    • Finish
      Fresh
      Oak-citrus, not intrusive, light bitterness
      Breathed
      Sour-bread sourness
      With water
      Oak tannins unfold

  6. blackjacob scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. McBRI scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

  8. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Good quality and a good price for a Cask Strength Whisky.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fresh, Alcohol well integrated, Mint, Citrus, Fruit Basket in a Glas: Melon, Apricot, Pear,... Also Caramel, Honey, sweet Malt, Vanilla.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Fruits agaain, Fresh baked Pastry, Nuts, Ginger, Roasted Coffee, Caramel. With time and a drop of water also Dark Fruits.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry, Oak wood, Vanilla

  9. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    My fourth 12YO from Arran after previous batches of 2008, 2011CS, 2015CS. And probably has been discontinued.

    N- Opposite to the reserved B5, this one jump start with fine dose of maltose candy and ginger zest. Opened tin of apricot with blossoming fresh floral and honey notes. Red wine poached pear with pepper, anise and vanilla pod. Think about tobacco, cocoa with passion-fruit underlay. Well breezy light with excellent substance. (90/22)

    P- Nutty sherry showing up, spicy, roasted dark malt, dry ale with mineral nuance. Nice weighty mouthfeel, rounded with active spicy spirits that also screaming out the various honey, apricot and pear mix chutney. (90/22)

    F- Medium-long, chewy, peppery with charming honey-ed fruits dancing on the palate, perfected with touch of passion-fruit sourness. I would guess there are perhaps a part of Sauternes casks in the composition of this release but apparently I am wrong. (87/21)

    B/B- 89/22

    Cr- 3, Fr- 2, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 1, Sp- 0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-2

    Weighted Rate- 87pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Opposite to the reserved B5, this one jump start with fine dose of maltose candy and ginger zest. Opened tin of apricot with blossoming fresh floral and honey notes. Red wine poached pear with pepper, anise and vanilla pod. Think about tobacco, cocoa with passion-fruit underlay. Well breezy light with excellent substance. (90/22)
    • Taste
      P- Nutty sherry showing up, spicy, roasted dark malt, dry ale with mineral nuance. Nice weighty mouthfeel, rounded with active spicy spirits that also screaming out the various honey, apricot and pear mix chutney. (90/22)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, chewy, peppery with charming honey-ed fruits dancing on the palate, perfected with touch of passion-fruit sourness. I would guess there are perhaps a part of Sauternes casks in the composition of this release but apparently I am wrong. (87/21)

      B/B- 89/22

      Cr- 3, Fr- 2, Fl- 1, Pt- 0, Ft- 1, Sp- 0, Wd-2, Wn-2, Sc-2

      Weighted Rate- 87pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Nice strong and sweet whisky, good value for money. Very pleasant.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, citrus, strong alcohol, grassy as well, floral green. Also a lot of sweetness, vanilla.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Strong, pepper, sweet and fruity, some peach and orange, honey and vanilla. Pretty full taste.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still some pepper, strong, sweet, honey, peach, still some vanilla, middle long finish.

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