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Arran 2002

Overall rating
86.61/100
votes
24
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Private Cask
Vintage
07.08.2002
Bottled
15.05.2017
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
2002/575
Number of bottles
220
Strength
53.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Added on
06 Jul 2017 9:12 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82,98

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24 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 2002

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.61 points

  1. Implar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very nice Arran. I like the version for Delhaize slightly more.
    • Nose
      Sherry notes, obviously. Peach, sawdust, and quite a dirty note.
    • Taste
      Dark fruit aplenty, wood chips
    • Finish
      Medium long, tangy, drying, blackberries.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great single cask bottling; acts like a 21-year-old; a top Arran who was allowed to mature in a super barrel!
    Water is good for him!
    [Color] chestnut;
    • Nose
      92 92
      fruity, ripe grapes, plums, sherry and a lot of oak;
    • Taste
      93 93
      with water: voluminous, ripe plums, dates, figs, sherry, tobacco, cappuccino, spicy oak, complex, well balanced;
    • Finish
      93 93
      medium-length, soft finish; very long sweet aftertaste;

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A wonderful sherry mole, very diverse, perfectly balanced, soft, sweet and sour, just pure pleasure.
    • Nose
      An open, dry, old tree, prunes, raisins, furniture polish, old leather goods, pipe tobacco, cappuccino, sweet confectionery notes, nuts, baklava, jam cake with jam, burnt jam, earth shades, herbarium, prickly mineral tones develop .
    • Taste
      Saturated, dense, oak, prunes, cappuccino, raisins, many different raisins, nuts, bitter chocolate, sweet candy notes, cola, light peppery wave.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, prunes, raisins, soft oak, burnt biscuits, pu er, coffee, milk chocolate, some tropical fruits.

  4. avansele scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. malthead-1984 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting. nice round malt
    • Nose
      The first nose reveals directly that our gurer eagle eye again has chosen a very special sauerei. intense and full nose that gives an exceptional touch to any special wine barrel. extremely fruity sweet with a subliminal port note, no alcohol noticeable but still refreshing. extraordinary nose, but makes you want more ...
    • Taste
      very tender he comes to the tongue and then skin chili catch in front of the head, flavors change port, a lot of dark fruits like dates cowardly, plum compote, you do not want to swallow it down because flavors change over and over again easily and the whole without a touch of barrel or other bitter substances, I am very good.
    • Finish
      The finish is then surprisingly light and medium in length. A little like Tockenobstmarmelade

  7. gerardsmike scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. ErrHaBe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Great fabric, very complex flavors. You should give him enough time to open up. The finish is really awesome.
    • Nose
      The notes are from a blind tasting: The oak is above all - cooling by high alcohol content - acid lime, pineapple and distinct notes of wine (rather no sherry), then chalk and flint. After 15 minutes, the Eicher becomes clearer, toffee and dark fruits. After adding water still the barrel, to come grapes. Everything very complex.
    • Taste
      Astringent mouthfeel, a coating forms in the mouth, clear alcohol, very dry. Oak, oak, oak, then dark fruits, later nuts. Water brings the fruits through more, the wine note is less prominent than in the nose. Later coffee and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Unbelievably long, oak, walnuts, tobacco and dark chocolate. After 10 minutes he is still in the mouth.

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