Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Calculated age
07 years old
Refill Bourbon Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
21/03/17 170215
Added on
05 Jun 2017 2:38 pm by Astrid

Average value

€ 39,56

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11 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Arran 2009 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.44 points

  1. mr.dave scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Was quite surprized when I got offered a glas of that Arran yesterday.

    Besides the fact, that it's a bit dominated by vanilla, it offered a lovely mix of grassy flavors and even some hints (not much, though) of discreet farmy notes in the background, when noising it.

    The strength on the palate is, that....it works well. It a very well-behaved kid. The alcohol bites only little in the beginning. The farm remains in the nose only, (unfortunately), though. But the grassy vanilla mix was to enjoy. The aromas work well together. In this case, the sum is bigger then the parts.

    The whole thing is really quaffable and better then I would have expected it (Arran + youngish). This is overall a really good daily summer dram.

    No need to say, that complexity plays the field somewhere else, but for what it is, it offers very good quality - again, considering what we have here. Therefore my rather higher rating of 85. It, somehow, hit my personal nerve.

  2. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. karloff scored this whisky 80 points Specialist

    This was ok actually, as I said quite a decent sipper. This was a sample courtesy of Peatbogger.
    • Nose
      Some sort of vanilla extract, green apple skins, Oak wood shavings and a pencil, not the shavings just the pencil.
    • Taste
      A nice woody taste to it, a little smoky as well. Dried fruit and nut mix with a pinch of spice. Quite a decent sipper.
    • Finish
      A medium finish but not a memorable one. It's quite hard to figure out what's hanging around.

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    Not too exciting, but not like you get ripped off on price/value neither.
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      71 71

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 77 points Specialist

    Not much experience with Arran.This doesn’t discourage me, but I do hope there are more exciting ones.Very nice hazelnut-caramel aroma from the empty glass.
    • Nose
      Refill bourbon explains the pale color.Very light on vanilla too.Orange chocolate, a little butterscotch, bread crust, one apple and half a banana, some thistle or weeds in a field.
    • Taste
      Thick and oily.Citric, again some bitter orange chocolate, sweet with a bit of fudge and some allspice.Normaly I find the spicyness of a whisky to be most noticeable on the first sip, then gradually getting milder as you go into it and getting comfortable with it. This is quite the opposite with a growing spicy precence on arrival.
    • Finish
      Short of medium.Sweet, not much evolvement, rather flat, one dimentional and simple.


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