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Arran The Exciseman

Overall rating
86.38/100
votes
158
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Smugglers‘ Series No. 3
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Madeira and Quarter Casks
Number of bottles
8700
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060044483226
Added on
30 Jun 2017 7:34 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 266,86

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158 × member ratings

1339 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran The Exciseman

26 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    young and alcoholic, great design of bottle and packaging - totally unacceptable price
    • Nose
      quite closed and alcoholic, then honey wine, maple syrup, overripe white grapes, dates, marzipan
    • Taste
      Again dominant alcoholic strength, honey, vanilla, citrus notes, nougat
    • Finish
      Chocolate, pepper sharpness, medium long

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is quite good and the packaging is a masterpiece.
    But of course - there is better from Arran. No question.
    • Nose
      The Madeira does not hide at all, directly you have sweet juicy oranges in mind, but at the beginning you also notice the almost 57%, I also smell the Arran-ginger, tobacco, slightly ashy, grapes, the second smelling comes neat Add vanilla, be careful with water - could destroy everything
    • Taste
      Powerful sparkling onset, light creaminess, citrus, slightly mineral, again a slight ashiness, oak looking in vain, oranges are back, the taste changes with water almost not, the tingling is more of the Brennereicharakter than the alcohol
    • Finish
      Here the oak spice is now there for a short time, then the lively character prevails again, the light pepperiness remains slightly sticky without overstraining the mouth

  4. markkuyper scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A little too sweet and funky, not bad, but not balanced.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Interesting, wine fruit and leather, orange, kiwi, guava
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, tropical and funky, vanilla, over ripe papaya, pineapple, caramel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, tropical fruits linger and caramel

  6. EvilAFI scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A little too sweet and funky, not bad, but not balanced.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Interesting, wine fruit and leather, orange, kiwi, guava
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, tropical and funky, vanilla, over ripe papaya, pineapple, caramel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, tropical fruits linger and caramel

  7. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    09-02-2019
    • Nose
      78 78
      tropical fruits, caramel
    • Taste
      80 80
      tropical fruits, caramel
    • Finish
      79 79
      tropical fruits, caramel

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    To say the least disappointing, the weakest of the 3 and already all 3 are weaker for me than the Devil's Punch Bowls back then. The second was already strangely constructed with pure Caipirinha salt-lime earthquake, this is just as peculiar but with me even less suitable notes.
    • Nose
      Very own, cocoa powder, cep, potting soil, old leather, closed and a bit dusty, later Riesling, ginger, grapes, light tobacco
    • Taste
      Cherry, blood orange, leather, chestnut, grapefruit, nutmeg, cinnamon, looks more like a port keg, red gummi bears, cocoa, raisin, licorice, some ashes / toasted notes
    • Finish
      More tannins now, leather, grapefruit, cocoa, rosemary, medium-long

  9. Carsten scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Arran Smuggler 3, The Excisemen, Madeira and Quarter Casks, 56.8%

    Color: yellow gold

    Nose: mild, honey, vanilla, sweet wine, very sweet grapes, some wood, very nice

    Body: medium / oily

    Mouth: alcohol noticeable, sweet notes and noticeably dry wood notes, honey, eucalyptus

    Finish: medium / long, raw and warming, again sweet, then clear wood

    Conclusion: 85P, Very nice nose, in the mouth a bit too much wood. Water does not make him better.

  10. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

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