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Arran Moscatel Finish

Overall rating
83.70/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2008
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Moscatel de Setubal Wine Cask Finish
Number of bottles
5730
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2009 4:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 221,51

9 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

115 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Moscatel Finish

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.70 points

  1. butt scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. markkuyper scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The notes sound nice at first, but he is absolutely uncoordinated, without water much too pointed, with water he seems artificially citrusy-washed out.
    • Nose
      Very own, polish, cocoa, baked flavors, linen bags, old wine
    • Taste
      Very sweet and spicy, plus the alcohol strength, without water to overload and washed out, orange, nuts, grapes and eucalyptus
      With water: nose similar, in the mouth round, perfumed orange, oak bitterness, anise, grapes, citrus to the end
    • Finish
      Intense, grapes, orange peel and dusty oak remain long

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N- Grapefruit, very aromatic compote of fruits. Juicy with grapey note.Fresh and lemony.

    P- Raisin, frizzy prune juice, spicy and mouth watering.

    F- Very long. Elegantly spicy and broad. Warming ans hearty. Great mouth coating.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. ApricotOne scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Safran scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Aroma: dried fruits, wood polish notes. Strong one, begs for water. Ripe fruits, cereals. With water honey and malt comes in.
    Palate: sweet, spicy. Wood polish, eucalyptus and orange jam with spices. Bit too dry. Peanuts, licorice. With water becomes very sweet and it overwhelms other notes a lot - just a bit of honey and spices remain. Finish: dry, bit dull, with spices and peanut notes.
    Comment: water makes it very sweet. Aroma is nice, body is bit weak and needs bit more of maturity.

  8. Feusi scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Here are the ghosts, sweet and bitter, woody notes with "old" wine, Sharp rather pleasant. hard to decide, i pur some water in, so it`s more drinkable but not really a clear character.

  9. alectron scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      sweet grapes, bit of perfume, linen/cotton,
    • Taste
      very strong but mellow sweetness with a bit of wood.
    • Finish
      nice, but the sweetness trumps over a lot of Arran's profile. it still comes through but you nearly have to know it's there to taste it through

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