Arran Amarone Cask Finish

This in Ex-Bourbon cask matured Arran finished in Amarone Red Wine cask. With that it gained the intense red colour and distinct fruit aromas. Besides Port and Sauternes, this is the third bottling in the Wine finish series of Arran.

This in Ex-Bourbon cask matured Arran finished in Amarone Red Wine cask. With that it gained the intense red colour and distinct fruit aromas. Besides Port and Sauternes, this is the third bottling in the Wine finish series of Arran.

Details about this bottle Edit
11210
Arran-Lochranza
Scotland, Islands
Single Malt Whisky
50%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Wein
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 33 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Pear:
Pear:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Cherry:
Cherry:
Herb:
Honey:
Herb:
Honey:
Coffee:
Coffee:
Almonds:
Nuts:
Almonds:
Alcohol:
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Herbs:
Spices:
Herbs:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Spices:
Sherry:
Cinnamon:
Zitrus:
Cinnamon:
Raisin:
Grape:
Berries:
Oak:
Malt:
Berries:
Nutmeg:
Nutmeg:
Malt:
Grape:
Oak:
Floral:
Heather:
Peach:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Hay:
Strawberry:
Orange:
Vanilla:
Apple:
Plum:
Orange:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Hay:
Floral:
Peach:
Clove:
Grass:
Strawberry:
Pineapple:
Vanilla:
Grass:
Apple:
Plum:
Pineapple:
Tasting
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Chocolate:
Spices:
Chocolate:
Cherry:
Cherry:
Fruit:
Herb:
Herb:
Plum:
Dark Chocolate:
Plum:
Dark Chocolate:
Cinnamon:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Caramel:
Sherry:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Oak:
Oak:
Oil:
Sherry:
Coffee:
Alcohol:
Malt:
Alcohol:
Coffee:
Malt:
Oil:
Berries:
Peat Smoke:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Raisin:
Zitrus:
Berries:
Honey:
Blackberry:
Blackberry:
Grape:
Chili:
Honey:
Chili:
Grape:
Herbs:
Fig:
Tropical Fruit:
Strawberry:
Grapefruit:
Almonds:
Peach:
Pineapple:
Grapefruit:
Fig:
Orange:
Tropical Fruit:
Herbs:
Strawberry:
Nuts:
Almonds:
Peat Smoke:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Peach:
Finish
Oak:
Oak:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Spices:
Spices:
Nuts:
Herb:
Oil:
Oil:
Fruit:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Cherry:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Maritime Notes:
Alcohol:
Maritime Notes:
Chili:
Chili:
Alcohol:
Peat Smoke:
Coffee:
Malt:
Sherry:
Malt:
Date:
Caramel:
Apple:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Fig:
Cinnamon:
Berries:
Blackberry:
Grape:
Grape:
Cinnamon:
Seaweed:
Berries:
Sherry:
Caramel:
Nuts:
Fig:
Date:
Melon:
Blackberry:
Salt:
Apple:
Melon:

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Tasting notes of A.Shafner:

A.Shafner
03. Mar 2018
Nosing: Cherry Sweet Honey Fruit Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Vanilla Chocolate Pear Apple Spices Grape Coca Cola

Taste: Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Sweet Cherry Plum Tropical Fruit Fruit Pineapple Spices

Finish: Alcohol Alcohol Alcohol Fruit Apple Cherry Sweet Grape

Comment: very hot. More time in a barrel would really help this whisky. The strongest alcoholic taste ruins this whisky completely.

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TheGreatMothra
12. Jun 2019
Nosing: Strawberry Cherry Zitrus
Light and fresh, red fruit. Strawberry, cherries and something citric, not quite pineapple.

Taste: Cherry Chocolate Grapefruit
Sweet arrival. Up front, bright fruit, cherries and milk chocolate, progresses towards pink grapefruit as sourness comes forward.

Finish: Coffee Oak
Medium to long, drying. Oak tang, and coffee aftertaste.

Comment:
I picked this up as I've been exploring different versions of Arran recently. This one is definitely something quite different from their regular releases, but not necessarily in a bad way. The cask influence here is very noticable, the sweet and sour nature of this is going to make it something which will appeal more towards experienced whisky drinkers, and might put off those who aren't in to that sort of thing. The bottling strength is to be applauded, but it definitely needs a good teaspoon of water to calm it down for it to show at its best.
22. Dec 2015