Arran 14 Year

Single Malt

Arran // Islands, Scotland

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  1. ttocs1998

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Cinnamon Toast Crunch, oak/ vanilla, fruits (?)
  2. maxmetcalfe

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  3. Jos-Mass-Espinel

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    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Difficult to rate, more difficult to satisfy all readers on this one, because this is not for everyone. Shining gold color. 46%abv On the nose you get a gentle aroma, not to penetrating, very perfumed for a 14 year old. Some notes i got (after putting my nose to a test): Wet forest; Some type of candy, Butterscotch candy. Hazelnut. Orange peel, and a piece of wood that in Ecuador beaches is popular to repel mosquitos when burned, called "Palo santo", which i took the liberty to search for the english term and i got, lignum vitae (not a term you expect everybody to know). All that gentleness is lost in the palate. Because of its 46% abv, it is Super hot. Oak everywhere. Very woody, tastes like old wood. Finish is long and hot. There is also the sensation of a strong mint coming from your insides when you exhale. Adding a couple of drops of water released a peppery spice, making it more drinkable and pleasant, improving the experience widely. Nevertheless is still hot, still strong. It is so hot like drinking fire. Full bodied, fills your whole mouth. Very Malty, it is not for me, i should not have to add water to really enjoy a dram, that is my way of thinking. I know some people will love it, some will hate it. I found myself doing both.
  4. gareth_williams987

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  5. mmets88

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    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  6. ScotchingHard

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Bottled in 2017. Arran needs to be highlighted as a distillery that is currently improving. I still have a bottle of Arran 10 from 2013, and it is pretty bad. So, even as recently as 7-8 years ago, this distillery was putting out bad whisky. Now, they are releasing modern masterpieces. The new 10, 14, and 18 year olds I have tried, and they are all great; but it is the 14 that is spellbinding. Precision and complexity. That’s difficult to pull off, but this whisky does that with a delicate balance of cream and green. Vanilla custard. Green apples and citrus with powdered sugar. Kiwi and cucumber with caramel. A welcomed sharp kick of ginger and sage on the finish with the soft oakiness reminiscent of a much more expensive Japanese whisky. When sipping on this dram, it feels like a creation with real intention, like it was authored. When buying, be sure to get the modern appearing bottles. Unlike with most other distilleries, you want to avoid any dusty old-fashioned bottles. Score: ** (unimaginably good) How much does a bottle cost: $70-100 How much do I think a bottle is worth: $150
    80.0 USD per Bottle
  7. Kern

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    4.75
    4.75 out of 5 stars
  8. Bryan24

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Chocolate and milk, dried fruits Palate: Apricot, peach, salted peanut Finish: Medium-long finish, sea salt
  9. nosi0

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    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
    Rich honey, add some water to release fruity notes
  10. Springheeledrob

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
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