Arran 21st Anniversary Limited Edition

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
52.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 17 11 16 1 17:52 BB
Added on
23 Nov 2016 3:32 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 264.44

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 21st Anniversary Limited Edition

63 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.08 points

  1. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Eye / nose: light gold, unspectacular. But the nose, which can cast me right from the start in its spell. A wonderfully unobtrusive, fruity sweetness and a smell profile, as I associate it more with bottlings from the 1970 / 80s. Flowering honey, orange zest, ginger tea, ripe mangoes, papaya, grapes. Very complex, very fruity, very yummy. Palate: Very nice velvety on the tongue. The sweet fruitiness of fully ripe fruits leads again. With vanilla and a kind of fine orange chocolate, the beautiful Lindt 'Orange' with the praline crème filling is not too far away. Intense, round and balanced. Once again the memory of malts from earlier days creeps over me. Finish / Conclusion: The intercept keeps what your nose and palate promise. A very nice, long finish, flavored by the previous impressions. It leaves a creamy note in the mouth, barely sharp, despite the cask strength. Fruits again, vanilla and a flavorful 'Konglemarat', which reminds me most of fresh almonds. In the tasting, there was talk of it, it remained a feeling as if you had enjoyed fine pastry. I can only associate myself with. An all around successful malt. Arran is still regarded as a relative newcomer, still a bit suspicious and rated accordingly behave accordingly. Wrong, I think. Respect for the work of James MacTaggart.

  2. DocF scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Color: Burnished

    Rather meets my imagination mature Arrans. Almost smoky wood aromas, without any particular bitterness.
    • Nose
      No sulfur, but a angekokelte woody note, wax, yeasty-nutty sherry. Polished oak, espresso. With water: Harziger, candle soot. Passion fruit, bitter orange jam.
    • Taste
      Very waxy, ripe oranges, again charred wood, yeast dough, walnuts, overripe mango, later breadier. With water: loses its waxy texture, hot coffee.
    • Finish
      Long, charcoal, wax, pickled plums, frankincense, cinnamon.

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    intense scents for a 21 year anniversary!
    • Nose
      fruit stewed, barley sugar
      caramel, butter, butter sweets (fudge), chocolate, malty sweetness
    • Taste
      it's spicy, it's honeyed, candy with barley sugar reappears, milk chocolate too, it's pastry, it's a little woody, it's a little iodized, it's very good!
      the fruits cooked, macerated, on the orange, the pear, the peach of vine, the mango
      there is a bit of bitterness, the one found on the almond hulls
      there are a few wild herbs, with the flowers that go with it, it embalm!
    • Finish
      rather long with an association between the fruity, a little moldy and sweet pastry, it holds in mouth!

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22)
    Tasty (89)
    • Nose
      Sweet fruits and grass, honey on a warm board ... orange marmalades ... mango and pineapple juice ... creamy ice cream, raisins, leather boots and peanuts (23)
    • Taste
      Fruits, Spices, Leather (22)
    • Finish
      Spicy, dry, fruit and leather, ginger and wax paper ... sour tobacco (22)

  5. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The lovers of Arran sherry will appreciate, it's not bad at all, it's even good ... but it's way too expensive for what it is ...

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a really delicious, ripe, round malt, the nothing goes wrong - for me, rather old-school has Speyside-style. Reminds me strongly of orange-heavy Glenfarclas of the personalities series, but has more alcohol. On the whole, I find it too expensive - because GF sells something for ~ 130 € with age and sufficient alcohol content.
    • Nose
      Orange grove, juicy fruits, flowers, peels, with mango, apricots, unwaxed slowly shriveling apples - wax, forest honey, fresh oak, nice sweet and sour balance, tannins, tart notes without bitterness, strong tobacco, vaille, some chocolate
    • Taste
      very round with mild alcohol, spicy sweet, the oak tingles on the tongue - with tobacco and grapefruit peel flavors, milk chocolate with orange creamy filling the mouth, light plums with very little clove, orange oil is fresh on the tongue, warmth and spice
    • Finish
      spicy oak, bitter but never bitter, chocolate with tobacco, the mouth is getting drier, but still creamy with fine orange notes

  7. Dottore scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    One of the best OA-Arrans so far. 90 points
    • Nose
      Exotic fruits, mango, cane sugar, Parmesan, oranges and honey
    • Taste
      Vanilla ice cream, marzipan, grapes, then bitter and woody spicy.
      Very harmonious and meets exactly my taste profile.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy wood and nice sweetness.

  8. bvrsky scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Макс scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nicely balanced, red fruits, powerful. Very good whisky.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, red fruits, plums, raisins, black currants. Smooth nose, no alcohol noticeable.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Pretty powerful, intense, drying mouthfeel. Red fruits, berries, winegums. Full body.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Pretty powerful still, fruity, red fruits, winegums. Long finish.


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