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Arran 16 yo 1996/2013 (53%, A.D. Rattray for Brachadair, hogshead, cask #231, 329 bottles) - 290114

 



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Arran - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Islands
WF Distillery Ranking: Cru Bourgeois (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 2 (1 wash, 1 spirit) - Founded: 1993
Address: Lochranza, Isle Of Arran, KA27 8HJ - Phone: +44 (0)1770-830 334
Web: www.arranwhisky.com - More info: Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Arran NAS '1er Cru Bourgogne Cask Finish' (56.5%, OB, 279 Bts., 75 cl, USA, 2006)
86 points - Last tasted in November, 2006 - Sorry, no tasting notes.
Arran

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Apple Spirity Vanilla Fruity Grainy Pear Clean Cereals Cake Strawberry


MM Distillery profile:
A decade after being opened in 1995, a few different expressions of Arran became available to the public around 2005. For many years the only widely available expression has been the standard... More on Malt Madness.

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Arran NAS (43%, OB, +/-2000, Ca. 3 yo) - no notes - 70
  • Arran NAS (43%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 79
  • Arran NAS Calvados Finish (58.9%, OB, bottled 2003) - 101107
  • Arran NAS ‘Non-Chillfiltered’ (46%, OB) - 150504
  • Arran NAS Cognac Finish (59.5%, OB, bottled 2005) - 101107
  • Arran NAS ‘Robert Burns’ (40%, OB) - 110704
  • Arran NAS 'Madeira Wine Cask' (50%, OB Ltd Edition, Bottled 2008, 5760 bottles) - 060109
  • Arran NAS 'Pomerol Bordeaux Wine Cask' (50%, OB, 9420 bottles, bottled 2009) - 160110
  • The Arran Malt (43%, OB, 2004, now 7-8yo) - 220904
  • Arran '100° proof' (57%, OB, 2006) - 011006
  • Arran 'Grand Cru Champagne Cask Finish' (58.8%, OB, 308 bottles, b. 2005) - 221105
  • Arran ‘Chateau Margaux Finish’ (59.1%, OB, 317 bottles, b. 2005) - 221105
  • Arran NAS '1er Cru Bourgogne Cask Finish' (56,5%, OB, Bottled 2006 for USA, 75cl) - 101107
  • Arran NAS '1er Cru Sauternes Cask Finish' (56,2%, OB, Bottled 2006, 310 bottles) - 101107
  • Arran NAS 'Lepanto PX Brandy cask from Gonzales Byass Finish' (59,4%, OB, Bottled 2006) - 101107
  • Arran 'Fontalloro Wine Cask finish' (55%, OB, 2007) - 080108
  • Arran 7 yo ‘Finished in a Port Cask’ (57.5%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, 684 bottles, 2004) - 220904
  • Arran 8 yo 'McCulloch' (49%, OB for for Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company, cask #772, 2010) - 151112
  • Arran 10 yo (46%, OB, 2006) - 070506
  • Arran 10 yo (46%, OB, +/- 2009) - 160110
  • Arran 12 yo (46%, OB, 2009) - 160110
  • Arran 14 yo (46%, OB, +/- 2010) - 171110
OB - vintage
  • Arran 1996/2004 Single Cask (58.7%, OB, 311 bottles) - 031104
  • Arran 1996/2004 Single Cask (59.3%, OB, 250 bottles) - 031104
  • Arran 1996/2005 'Vintage Collection' (46%, OB, 6000 bottles) - 070506
  • Arran 8 yo 1996/2005 (53.6%, OB for Verviers Festival Belgium, cask #16/161, 258 bottles) - 101107
  • Arran 1996/2006 'Fixin Wood Finish' (55.6%, M&H Cask Selection, cask #96/1372, 144 bottles) - 011006
  • Arran 10 yo 1996/2007 (56.8%, OB for Potstill Austria, sherry cask #1759, 267 bottles) - 060109
  • Arran 1996/2008 (56.2%, OB for The Nectar, cask #1860, 233 bottles) - 020408
  • Arran 12 yo 1996 'The Peacock Ltd Edition' (46%, OB, 6000 bottles, 2009) - 160110
  • Arran 1996/2013 (55.7%, OB, Private Cask Jan Vissers, sherry hogshead, cask #1996/2013, 174 bottles) - 071113
  • Arran 1997/2002 (56,7%, OB, Sherry) 50
  • Arran 1997/2011 (56%, OB, sherry cask, cask #675, 599 bottles) - 151112
  • Arran 1998/2008 (52.3%, OB, Sherry, cask #305, 285 bottles) - 060109
  • Arran 1998/2008 (57.5%, OB for LMdW Paris, Bourbon cask #675, 213 bottles) - 060109
  • Arran 1998/2008 (55.8%, OB, Selected for 10th Anniversary of Potstill Vienna, Sherry, cask #611, 273 bottles) - 151112
  • Arran 1998/2010 (56.5%, OB, Sherry, cask#603, 225 bottles) - 080711
  • Arran 1999/2012 'The Eagle' (46%, OB, 6000 bottles) - 151112
  • Arran 2000/2011 'Sleeping Warrior' (54.9%, OB, OB, 6000 bottles) - 151112
  • Arran 2004/2012 'Bere Barley' (46%, OB, Orkney Bere) - 260813
  • Arran 2005/2010 'Peated' (59.4%, OB, bourbon, cask #127, 264 bottles) - 201010
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Arran 1996/2007 (54.6%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #1507) - 060109
Blackadder - Clydesdale - Riverstown - Aberdeen
  • Lochranza (Arran) 16 yo 1996/2012 (52.8%, Blackadder, Raw Cask, hogshead, cask #51, 309 bottles) - 260813
Chieftain's - McLeod
  • Isle of Arran 15 yo 1997/2013 (46%, Chieftain's, butt, cask #935, 786 bottles) - 260813
Dewar Rattray - A.D. Rattray
  • Arran 12 yo 1996/2009 (55.7%, Dewar Rattray Cask Collection, cask #96/723, 656 bottles) - 160110
  • Arran 16 yo 1996/2013 (53%, A.D. Rattray for Brachadair, hogshead, cask #231, 329 bottles) - 290114
Douglas Laing
  • Arran 15 yo 1996/2011 (53.7%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask for Germany, refill hogshead, 341 bottles) - 040811
Duncan Taylor
  • Arran 10 yo 1996/2007 (46%, Duncan Taylor NC2) - 101107
Hart Bros
  • Isle of Arran 14 yo 1996/2011 (46%, Hart Bros) - 151112
Malts of Scotland
  • Isle of Arran 1996/2013 (56.3%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 13002, 249 bottles) - 260813
Master of Malt
  • Arran 12 yo 1996/2008 (54.7%, Master of Malt, Refill Sherry Hog, 301 bottles) - 160110
Murray McDavid
  • Isle of Arran 12 yo 1996/2008 (46%, Murray McDavid, enhanced in Château Margaux, 1,500 bottles) - 060109
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Arran 1996/2007 (52,8%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #96/926) - 020408
SMWS
  • Arran 10 yo 1995/2006 (57,6%, SMWS 121.1 'Golden Syrup') - 101107
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency - Perfect Dram - Liquid Sun
  • Arran 16 yo 1995/2012 (53.2%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar, refill hogshead, 238 bottles) - 151112
Various IB
  • Arran 'Batch 2' (49.4%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 459 bottles) - 290114
  • Arran 12 yo (54.8%, Single Cask Nation, Pinot Noir cask, cask #6, 277 bottles) - 151112
  • Isle of Arran 16 yo 1996/2013 (46%, The Maltman, oloroso sherry, cask #1094, 391 bottles) - 260813
  • Arran 9 yo 2001/2011 (58.8%, Mr. P.G. Jensen & Sons, 234 bottles) - 161211
 
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