Arran 10 Year

Single Malt

Islands, Scotland

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  1. Kiwi-Y

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Normal
  2. Gwilkins

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Smells sweet Tasty oaky, vanilla, barley, honey, maybe a tiny bit of peat smoke
  3. katch

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Smooth!
  4. cascode

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Arran tasting night at The Oak Barrel, Sydney, 12 July 2019. Whisky #2 Nose: Fruity (green and red apples) with rich butter and vanilla tones. The addition of water develops these into sweet butterscotch, but the nose remains light and firm overall. It's not at all cloying or sugary and there are faint minty and fresh woody notes. Palate: Sweet, oily cereal arrival that develops into a malty palate with barley-sugar tones. There are delightful crisp ginger and white pepper spices and the texture is agreeably rich and oily. This rich texture expands as it rests, and a dash of water brings it out even more. Finish: Medium. Spicy/sweet, oily fruit notes and a sweet cereal aftertaste. This is an impressive 10 year old whisky. It's the youngest of the core age statement releases from Arran and an excellent representation of the distillery character. The nose in particular has a firmly-fresh but buttery cereal character that is very reminiscent of Irish pot-still whisky. The palate continues this and in many ways it brings Redbreast 12 to mind. In comparison to the distillery's Lochranza Reserve NAS it's a considerable step-up for just a few dollars, and in comparison to their 14 year old it has similar quality but an overall brighter and more cereal profile. Highly recommended and good value for money. Note: In my opinion the official Distiller scope notes, tasting and score need to be revised, as they no longer reflect the nature of this dram - in fact they are quite misleading. This whisky has steadily improved over the years and contemporary batches are noticeably superior to the original releases. For some time now it has contained 30% sherry-cask matured spirit (both first and refill) and the fruity and rich buttery profile has steadily increased, whilst the earlier herbal and tart grassy notes have all but disappeared. A score of 79 is no longer appropriate - frankly it's insulting to a whisky of this calibre. "Very Good" : 4 stars
    99.0 AUD per Bottle
  5. LichenMalfaisant

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  6. nicholasmccaul

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  7. Joep1705

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  8. Boros-Andr-s

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  9. jacobhayman

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
    Representing the isle of arran Nose: distinct nice nose of oaky sherry, very fruity, oak leads, marshmallow (?) sweetness in there too. Rich caramel is wonderful. Green fruit and light floral notes. Body: easy, smooth, medium Palate: malt, sugar, late oak, caramel and burnt sugar and a nutty sugariness Finish: a late spice comes out of nowhere followed by oak, yum! Note: this is a unique dram, the nose is really nice the sugar the caramel really reminds me like a smooth very nice bourbon. I really like this one. Yum yum yum. I am surprised by how much I really like this one.
  10. MortenFL

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Mild, let og krydret
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