Arran 12-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Cask Strength - Miniature
Stated Age
12 years old
Batch 5
52.9 % Vol.
50 ml
Added on
03 jul 2017 10:19 pm by Fundramental
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 5.49

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Whisky reviews for Arran 12-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.83 points.

  1. martinbuettner scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. El Bastardo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Split feelings. It's actually good in many ways, but somehow the combination as all doesn't really click with me. For me it's more like two to three, purely subjective.
    • Nose
      60 60
      Undiluted: The alcohol content is in the room as a kind of tingling and slightly numbing in the nose. Behind a fruitiness of fresh, light-colored fruits.

      Diluted to approx. 45%: Takes away the tingling sound and inhibits the numbing impression. The fruitiness becomes more dominant. Freshly sliced sour apples.
    • Taste
      60 60
      Spicy, sparkling and a bit of oak bitterness, combined with a light maltiness and lemon-like acidity.
    • Finish
      60 60
      A slight, pleasant bitterness that becomes drier remains, together with tingling spices, a hint of malt and very little acidic fruitiness. No more sweetness there.

  3. Kaleva scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice whisky, well crafted, balanced and with very vivid malty character. Fruity and tad salty it gives a hint about sherry casks being used here. Easy going even neat, this whisky is a good example of cask strength expression.
    • Nose
      Slightly sweet, burnt caramel, yellow ripe apples, pear and canned apricot notes, sultanas, vanilla cake, honey, some earthy notes come in a while, a touch of oak
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly spicy, malty, salty caramel, very light minerality, vanilla custard, apple mash, caramelized grapefruit zest, oaky motives at the end
    • Finish
      Medium-long, slightly sweet, malty and nutty, notes of fresh mushrooms, orchard berries jam, notes of herbs, oaky tannines feel closer to the end


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