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Arran 18-year-old

Overall rating
85.98/100
votes
53
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
20.09.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 09 16
Barcode
5060044483073
Added on
02 Aug 2017 7:12 pm by KayMeertens
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72,35

3 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

141 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 18-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.98 points

  1. mosesumike scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I would say: An 18-year-old whisky with these basic data for a price of 65 € is always worth a try. Today I know: Luckily I bought a bottle of it, because I also ordered 2 pcs of it. House whisky.
    • Nose
      89 89
      That's the way a nose has to be. Full program from apple Helene to herbal honey, everything included. A buttery vanilla mixed with marzipan. Obstler tipped into the beer. Class !
    • Taste
      87 87
      A vanilla feast with lots of fruits and earthy salty mineral notes. That's fun on the palate. There comes joy. Far away from the nose are now some bitter notes to the but are very pleasant embedded. Small body, great taste.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium to long, he goes with the ever-bitter oak. But still has enough citrus fruit and apples in the basket. Refill is announced.

  2. punchbowl scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

  3. matts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Character: The Arran 18 scores with its balanced variety and the interesting interplay of flavors. It is very intense, sweet, sour, spicy-spicy and fruity at the same time.
    Review: A great standard bottling that offers a lot for the price and does not need to shy away from comparison. Really recommended. The wonderfully complex, balanced nose I liked the most. The beautiful intensity and the powerful oak are further plus points for me, and there's nothing to complain about when it comes to finish. There are good 88 points today
    • Nose
      Basic flavors: citrus fruits, dried fruit, fruits, vanilla, butter, chocolate, cereals, leather
      Description: At the beginning there is a surprising amount of sherry and intense citrus fruits. Juicy raisins and plums meet oranges, lemons and sweet red apples. After a long smell the fine exotic fruit flavors get better and better. Pineapple and peach are enticingly in the nose and together with sweet spines and wild strawberries for a tremendous fruitiness, which makes my mouth water. In addition to the fruits, there is plenty of creamy vanilla. Almost buttery. Milk chocolate and finely structured grain and leather notes complete the remarkably harmonious overall picture perfectly. There is a lot to explore here. A really nice nose that makes you want more.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: citrus fruits, dried fruits, spices, chocolate, vanilla, oak, walnut, coffee
      Description: Smooth and fruity-salty, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. Orange and juicy raisins flash through briefly, before a powerful mixture of pepper and ginger greets for attention. Then again the delicious oranges and raisins. A nice mix of dry and citrus fruits. I also have to think about cranberries somehow. Everything is beautifully embedded in milk chocolate and vanilla. Finally, the harsh oak can not be lumped. With a beautiful woody taste, almonds and coffee it goes over to the finish deliciously.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: vanilla, chocolate, citrus fruits, oak
      Description: The finish is medium long, sweet and sour and spicy. Vanilla and milk chocolate provide for the sweetness. Orange peels and a little lemon turn for a light acidity. But the finish is carried by the spicy oak. It ensures an ever-drier, nutty finish that fades away slightly bitter. But disturbing does not do that bitterness.

  4. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. RR60 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good addition to Arran's core range, and still reasonably priced!
    • Nose
      Plum, peach, apple, butter candy, mocha-flavoured whipped cream, vanilla, pineapple and a little leather.
    • Taste
      Peach, plum, vanilla, pineapple and caramel. Tads of porridge, leather and smoke.
    • Finish
      Peach, apple, caramel, plum, vanilla, mocha, malt, ginger and smoke.

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