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Arran 2004

Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
20.09.2004
Bottled
08.09.2016
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2004/015
Number of bottles
305
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060044482526
Bottled for
The Laird's Quaich
Added on
29 May 2017 6:19 pm by alectron
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.95

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2004

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2017]  A New Zealand only bottling that is what I call a rarity!  And as I have a special relation to this far away land (I got married on a remote mountaintop in Fjordland National Park near Te Anau) I am very curious about this dram...

    ...that is really nice and I salute to New Zealand, surely I have to get back to this lovely country on my next wedding anniversary...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is burnished and the texture shows very late fat and sticky tears that slowly build some legs. The nose is quite closed due to the high abv and cries for water but after a while a fine herbal-sherry profile develops. Some fruits lurk in the background as if they wait to be released after a swimming exercise.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste is sweet mainly on sherry-induced flavours and minor herbal aromas, nicely balanced (I like that). Some water releases a bunch of new aromas in the nose among them the lurking fruits, really nice. The mouthfeel gets smoother and looses the bitter and astringent moments. And both the taste and finish get more chocolatey and layered, this dram certainly is a great swimmer and I like it better with a fair share of water added.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The initial mouthfeel is instantly coating (as the texture promised) and a little hot and peppery. Some bitter and astringent moments too (tannins) but not unpleasantly. The finish is long and adds some spicy notes to the profile, no bitter or astringent feelings here.

  2. dramspotter scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted blind. This is voluptuous stuff; you could sit and drink half a bottle of this stuff; perhaps towards the end it would get a bit cloying but what a lovely experience!
    • Nose
      quite a lot of refined sherry - probably oloroso as it has a dry tang to it; some cloves and nutmeg
    • Taste
      quite sweet; dates come through
    • Finish
      short->medium; not long enough; this is something you wish the sweet date liquor to hang around

  3. alectron scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Single dram, blind session 2017 06 04
    • Nose
      Sweet, sherry, shortbread, 86
    • Taste
      Sweet, oily, some sherry, biscuits/shortbread, vanilla, 88
    • Finish
      Malty, honey, 87

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