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Arran 2000

Overall rating
87.56/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB93107
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
20.04.2000
Bottled
16.11.2016
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2000/297
Number of bottles
161
Strength
49.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Finland Exclusive
Market
fi Finland
Added on
27 Feb 2017 11:09 am by TKF
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.90

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2000

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.56 points

  1. MichRich scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    A stunning sherried Arran that tastes older than it is. Apparently this cask had high evaporation rate, and the oak rate is higher than one would expect from a cask of this age. Having said that, this is an old-school sherry bomb that oozes with dark goodness. The wine and the oak have formed a bond not unlike old Macallans. Really delish. Not the jam-like sherry sweetness that many of todays' sherry whiskies are packed with: Think 80s sherry whiskies, dark n' delish, macerated fruits, cherries, rich tones that no longer are often seen. Ends with tannins and dark chocolatey-bitterness. Dangerously drinkable. Thanks to Finnmatey for the sample!

  2. kimmosuo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Thermidor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This whisky veers between a more common heavy sherry note, and one that's juicier, fruitier, and more unexpected. The fruitiness has more in common for example with Bruichladdich 1992 24yo CA small batch 53.3%, than with Glendronach 18yo, which I had with this Arran.
    I ended up scoring this a point higher than Glendronach 18, because at its best this Arran is very interesting, while Glendronach 18 is always the same - high quality but with predictability that gets old after a while.
    Thanks to member Waykid for the sample!
    • Nose
      Dark chocolate, cloves, coffee grounds on first nosing, but it opens up and goes fruitier, riper, sweeter. At its best it's more like a berry juice than a heavily sherried 2000s whisky. I probably would not know the distillery blind. With water it becomes spicier. Occasionally some kind of a clump of earth and barn hay.
    • Taste
      FIrst cloves and allspice, but soon they make way for faintly waxy fruit juice. Red- and blackcurrant juice concentrate. A little water makes it peppery, but some more brings the juice back.
    • Finish
      The cloves return here, and this time they're staying - a bit tangy even. Feels better with more water than less.

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