Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Sente Whisky Society (SWS)
Bottling serie
Vis meets S.W.S
Stated Age
20 years old
Ex-Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
49.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 Aug 2017 10:55 am by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 0.00

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7 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran 1996 SWS

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very, very nice Arran (truly as good as the one we bottled, I kid you not!), that was kept a bit under the radar as it is a club only bottling. If you see it available somewhere: grab it!
    • Nose
      Absolutely grand nose! Wonderfully sweet on all kinds of fruit with peach and pineapple in the lead, followed closely with hints of coconut. Light brown sugar. Add some butterscotch. And gooseberries. And mango. It keeps coming. Wonderfully light sherry.
    • Taste
      Good body. Nice. Creamy and round. Quite spicy, too. Great fruit cocktail with peach in the lead, joined by grapefruit and kiwi. A peppery note, ginger and liquorice make it a tad feisty.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long, spicy and fruity with a light better touch at the death.

  2. Samtje scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Lightly sherried influence from an active ex-sherry hoggie, quite round, nicely fruity on the nose with that distinct Arran profile: sweet vanilla, red apples, just a tad malty as it should be ... and some spices.

    On the palate: exotic fruits after two decades of beautiful maturation. Medium bodied and one of the best clean Arran whiskies I've tasted so far. A gentle dram at a perfect strength, with a little bite as well. Love the neat balance here ...

    Finish: becomes a bit drier and more spicy in a good way, so gives character at the same time.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. kamiel66 scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    Very nice, balanced. 

    Magnificent nose !
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89


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