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Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.12/100
votes
103
Whiskybase ID
87533
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

€ 56.08

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103 × member ratings

192 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 12-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.12 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great, independent drop, with a few rough edges - that's how I like it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The alcohol is hardly noticeable at all, but many maritime, mineral notes, wet pebbles, salty spray etc.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In short: wonderful apple and cinnamon flavor! At the same time, it is fantastically oily and creamy, with that certain something of an island crust that has / makes a lot of pepper under its butt (whatever).
    • Finish
      87 87
      A lot of pineapple typical of the Arrantian region, with light tannins and a sweet, tart honey note that is mouth-watering.

  2. DistiLesha scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Color: light amber
    A vibrant bourbon classic. Reminds me of the good old bourbon aged releases of the early 2000s. In general, he reminded me of those whisky of the past years, when many regular releases of various distilleries in quality were comparable to rare independent bottling.
    It is incredibly easy to drink, despite its decent strength, unless of course you drink it in glasses. Dilution with water gives a scotch mist - that says a lot!
    • Nose
      Fresh
      Fruity floral bourbon, lemon / orange peel, hard candy, tissue paper
      Breathed
      Barley and pearl barley grain motifs, linseed oil, citro lemonade, minerality
    • Taste
      Fresh
      Bright, sweet, juicy, pleasantly tart and bitter, fruity-citrus explosion
      Breathed
      Vanilla and citrus bitterness are added
      With water
      Very bright, juicy fruit, slightly salty
    • Finish
      Fresh
      Oaky citrus, not obtrusive, light bitterness
      Breathed
      Sieve and bread sourness
      With water
      Oak tannins are revealed

  3. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  4. DrunkDude scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The nose is pretty malty....
    • Nose
      79 79
      Malty, ginger, abundant herbs, basil, orange peel oil, salty citrus flavor. 79
    • Taste
      86 86
      Salty lemon sour, honeycombs, rich citrus juice. Lemon citrusy, Herbal peppery spices, black peppers basil, fennel. 86
    • Finish
      81 81
      Mint, tannin, fennel 84

  5. Highlander65 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    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

  6. BSJ scored this whisky 46 points Newbie

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  7. Willum scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great, independent drop, with a few rough edges - that's how I like it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The alcohol is hardly noticeable at all, but many maritime, mineral notes, wet pebbles, salty spray etc.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In short: wonderful apple and cinnamon flavor! At the same time, it is fantastically oily and creamy, with that certain something of an island crust that has / makes a lot of pepper under its butt (whatever).
    • Finish
      87 87
      A lot of pineapple typical of the Arrantian region, with light tannins and a sweet, tart honey note that is mouth-watering.

  9. blackjacob scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

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

  10. McBRI scored this whisky 77 points Member Senior

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