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Arran whisky reviews

Arran distillery
Islands region
Founded in 1993, currently active
www.arranwhisky.com

Arran batch #1 (49,1%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company 2013, 211 btl., 50 cl) – 85/100

Arran 8yo ‘Pomerol finish’ (50%, OB 2009, bordeaux wine cask, 9420 btl.) – 65/100

Arran 12 yo (40%, Master of Malt 2008) – 86/100

Isle of Arran 14 yo 1997 (46%, Maltman 2012, cask #747) – 85/100

Arran 14 yo (46%, OB 2010) – 85/100

Arran 16 years (46%, OB 2013, 9000 btl.) – 87/100

Arran 17 years (46%, OB 2014, 9000 btl.) – 86/100

Isle of Arran 16 yo 1995 (53,2%, The Whisky Agency & The Nectar 2012, refill hogshead, 188 btl.) – 88/100

Arran 16 yo 1996 (55,7%, OB Private Cask for Jan Vissers 2013, oloroso sherry hogshead, 174 btl.) – 89/100

Arran 17 yo 1996 (54,9%, Malts of Scotland 2014, sherry butt, ref. 14029, 612 btl.) – 83/100

Arran 16 yo 1996 (55,4%, Master of Malt 2012, refill sherry hogshead, 218 btl.) – 80/100

Arran 16 yo 1997 ‘Private Cask’ (50,1%, OB for Limburg Whisky Fair 2014, sherry hogshead #518, 246 btl.) – 86/100

Arran 12 yo 1998 ‘The Westie’ (46%, OB 2011, 6000 btl.) – 84/100

Arran 1998 (56,5%, OB 2008, bourbon cask #700, 223 btl.) – 84/100

Arran 12 yo 1999 (54,8%, Single Cask Nation 2011, cask #6, Pinot Noir finish, 277 btl.) – 83/100

Arran Machrie Moor (46%, OB 2011, 9000 btl.) – 70/100

Arran Millennium Casks (53,5%, OB 2013, 7.800 btl.) – 86/100

The Arran ‘Orkney Bere Barley’ 10yo 2004 Cask Strength (56,2%, OB 2014, bourbon barrels, 4890 btl.) – 86/100

Arran Peacock 12yo 1996 (46%, OB 2009, 6000 btl.) – 85/100

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