Arran 1996

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The White Stag - Second Release
Stated Age
20 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Oct 2016 12:18 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 631.24

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 points

  1. hhager scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Nice package.Score:

    82 / 100
    • Nose
      If the colour don't give it away the sweet smell sure does. Sherry butt. Small sediments in the glass.

      A laid back spicy nose. Honeycake. Roasted nuts.
    • Taste
      Initially I get a tingling feeling which then develops into a burning feeling. Dried pepper.

      Goji berry. Then lots of sweetness which make me think of dried fruits, but which? Dried mulberry. Is there dried raisins in it too?

    • Finish
      Slow uniform finish revealing pear like notes.

      Can't really get my head round this. Bad balance or too complex for me? Another tasting is needed.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Magnificent Arran. I don't recognizethe distillery, but it very complex, scales well from sweet to sour.
    • Nose
      Big dose of sherry. Caramelized plum. Rum cherry. Vanilla and flower honeys.
    • Taste
      Powerful, buttery flavors. Caramel, plum and cherry. Balanced with cocoa, coffee and tobacco. Oak.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy, sour with big tannins in the end.

  3. moviemaniac scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A dry(ish), spicy, fruity but not too sweet heavily sherried dram. A tad generic, this could be from almost any Highland-style distillery with a lighter style spirit profile. Which is not bad per se, it is a very nice sherried dram - but the distillery character is more noticeable in the other two samples.
    My full tasting notes for all three whiskies us members of the tasting panel had to choose from: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2016/05/31/nosing-tasting-and-casting-my-vote-for-the-arranwhitestag-second-release/

  4. p4blo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Not the greatest example of Arran whisky, but it's not really meant for drinking anyway.
    • Nose
      Obvious sherry cask influence with brown sugar, raisins, stewed prunes, dates, toffee. Arran spirit shines through with lighter fruits too.
    • Taste
      Quite thick and oily. Not overly sweet. Cocoa, toffee, espresso, prunes, raisins, dried figs, tobacco leaves. Vibrant.
    • Finish
      Quite long, slightly bitter, but not in an unpleasant way. The notes of coffee and cocoa fade gently.


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