Arran 18yr Maltman 1996 Port Cask Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Arran 18yr Maltman 1996 Port Cask

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  • Distiller:

    Arran

  • Bottler:

    Maltman

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    18 Years

  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: I loved how this dram started out but it really faded over time for me. The nose was rich and syrupy with good balance, but by the end it was a bitty sulfur-y dram. 
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  • Intro:

    This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Arran distillery. It was aged for 18 years (distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2015) and was matured in a port cask. It was bottled at 46% ABV with no coloring or filtering.

  • Nose:

    Sweet and rich, lots of sulfury sherry. Blckberry and currants are prominent, with a good deal of spice, pepper and orange peel.

  • Taste:

    Thin to medium mouth feel with no heat. Sweet, lots of vanilla and bready character here, with a good deal of honey, light sherry and pepper.

  • Finish:

    Short and growing hotter. Lots of sulfur here, with bitter pepper. Some light fig and currant persist, but its quickly overwhelmed by other bitter aspects of the dram.

  • Overall:

    I loved how this dram started out but it really faded over time for me. The nose was rich and syrupy with good balance, but by the end it was a bitty sulfur-y dram.

  • Score:

    5

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