Arran 2000

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Stated Age
16 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
58.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Specially selected by Kammer Kirsch
Added on
31 Jan 2017 6:43 pm by maltimore
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.20

4 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

62 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2000

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Interesting smell with constantly changing aromas, a bit pungent alcohol, if you smell too deep or stick your nose too far in.
    In terms of taste, it drops off a lot for me. Strange mixture of stale fruit, spicy wood and hairspray. In the finish it subsides again.

    Water doesn't help much either. Overall, the smell saves this whisky, but in terms of taste and finish I actually only have old wood, old furniture ... old people .... actually it reminds me of the smell of old people ... really strange ...
    • Nose
      85 85
      sweet, spicy, plums with cinnamon, malt, vanilla, furniture polish, dry old wood, a little honey, unfortunately the alcohol covers a lot. Interplay between sweet fruits, old wood, alcohol and spices.
    • Taste
      82 82
      dusty old kitchen cupboard, very spicy, stale taste, weak fruit sweetness,
    • Finish
      80 80
      short, unspectacular, old wood and pale fruit sweetness, some ash

  2. pianoman scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Round. A touch of glue. Then butter croissants with apricot jam, yellow plums, vanilla and fresh hay. Green apple. Almonds.
    • Taste
      Green apple, limes, mandarins. Honey, some pepper. White chocolate.

  3. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This limited special bottling of Arran is very strong and intense at the beginning due to its alcoholic bite. Later, however, it captivates with a delicate bouquet of sherry, dark fruit and spicy notes that can also be found on the palate. Despite the high strength of alcohol, this dram hardly tolerates water, as the delicious sweetness disappears and the malt becomes distinctly spicier and drier. https://www.whisky-connaisseur.de/tasting-notes-english/arran/
    • Nose
      A restrained start at first with the alcohol being very present. After a while, however, sweet and old sherry arrives, nicely mixed with vanilla, toffee and acacia honey. Then dark fruits emerge with plums and dates, before notes of black tea, tobacco leaves and oak show up in the back, followed by a hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      Bold and intense on the palate with the sherry sweetness being slightly more present compared to the nose. Fruity with plums, dates and raisins, followed by milk chocolate. Then slightly warming spices of oak, pepper and subtle nutmeg arrive, before spicy acacia honey, tobacco leaves, subtle walnuts and dry notes of black tea take over, accompanied by a whiff of smoke towards the finish.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warm and creamy with sticky dark fruit jam and caramel, followed by dry notes of oak, tobacco leaves and subtle cloves. Pleasantly mouth-coating.

      With water: Water tames a bit of the alcoholic bite in the nose bringing more sherry and honey sweetness to the fore. Very spicy on the palate with cracked black pepper and oak, with a sweet core of sherry, dark fruits and caramel in the back. The finish is still long and warm, but becomes very dry with oak and tobacco leaves.

  4. Joschbert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    slightly tingling on the palate, tolerates a few drops of water well I'm typing on American oak here because of the distinct vanilla notes in aroma and onset, as well as the slight release notes. The finish knows how to inspire. after several trials and comparisons, the sharpness in the aroma and on the palate does not bother me - a point deduction.
    a total of 88/100
    • Nose
      earthy and heavy, plum sauce, balsamic vinegar, tobacco, juniper hams, dates, now comes smoke associations, probably from the oak, overall rather sweet (88)
    • Taste
      Coffee, Delicate Chocolate, Nutty Sherry Notes, Dried Fruit, Slightly Bitter Oak Again with Smoke Addicts (87)
    • Finish
      Vanilla, sherry, orange peel, tobacco, even in the end pleasantly subtle smoke, dried apricots - medium (90)

  5. fradin11 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80


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