Review 570: Arran Cognac Cask Finish 8 Year

Time to taste another Arran. This whisky was aged in Napoleon Cognac casks from A Hardy. A Napoleon Cognac designates a blend in which the youngest cognac was aged for at least 6 years. It’s a 8 year old Arran and the finish time is unknown.

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Review 567: Arran 1997 15 year

Well to start with the obvious: the label must be wrong! This can’t be from 1987 as the Arran distillery didn’t exist until December 1994 and started production around June 1995. So might this be a honest mistake or not? On the box it states 12-01-2013 and drawn from cask 235 at 53.0%. The rest of the label shows no useful information so this could be anything really. If the distilled date is a mistake and should read 1997 this would be a 15 year whisky.

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Review 513: Arran 1996 18 Year

This is the 14th whisky of the 2nd edition (2016) of the Whisky ProefOlympics (tasting Olympics) a blind tasting competition based in The Netherlands. Yet again a new expression for me. But thats the fun of blind tasting competitions like this: you get the change to taste something you haven’t had in your glass yet. BTW: I have tasted this blind. Well let’s see how this one performed in my glass

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Review 345: Arran Sauternes Cask Finish

After this single malt form the Arran matured in ex-bourbon casks it finished in Sauternes casks. These casks that previously held Bordeaux sweet wine give a honeyed sweetness to the isle of Arran’s only single malt distillery.

The Cask finish range has recently been added to the core range of Arran.

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Review 323: Arran 17 Year “The Dark Lord”

This “The Dark Lord” is a part of a set of two Private Cask bottles from Arran for the Dutch market. The other one is called “The White Wizard”, but you can read about that one in our previous review. With some imagination the Harry Potter reverence is soon forgotten and the American white oak barrel and the Sherry cask can explain the names of these two drams.

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Review 322: Arran 14 Year “The White Wizard”

This “The White Wizard” is a part of a set of two Private Cask bottles from Arran for the Dutch market. The other one is called “The Dark Lord”, but you can read about that one in our next review. With some imagination the Harry Potter reverence is soon forgotten and the American white oak barrel and the Sherry cask can explain the names of these two drams.

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Review 309: Arran 14 Year

Sometimes notated as “Isle of Arran,” the Arran Malt is based, yes, on its own island, wedged between the peninsula of Campbeltown to the west, the Highlands to the north, and the Lowlands to the east. Established in 1995, Arran is the only active distillery on this island, though it’s nearly the size of Islay.

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Recensie 292: Arran 1996 16 Year Private Cask

Deze fles is speciaal gebotteld voor Jan Vissers (eigenaar van The Single Malt Whisky Shop in Zammel, België), whisky ambassadeur voor de Arran destilleerderij. Ter gelegenheid van zijn 35ste verjaardag heeft de destilleerderij manager, James MacTaggart, een 16 jarig vat geselecteerd voor de private cask botteling.

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Recensie 89: Arran 12 Year CS

Arran is nog een van de weinig overgebleven onafhankelijke destilleerderijen en ook meteen een van de jongste. Ze zijn in 1995 geopend en begonnen met het produceren van, in mijn mening, fenomenale Single Malt’s.

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