Arran 1996 (Simply Good Whisky by Kirsch)

Dramcalendar Day 3

On the third day of the Dramcalendar, we have the Arran 1996 from Kirsch Import.

The Arran 18 Years Old Limited Edition was really good, so let’s see if this bottling can hold up against it.


Arran 1996 (Simply Good Whisky by Kirsch)

Arran 1996 (Simply Good Whisky by Kirsch)










Name: Arran 1996
Bottler: Kirsch Import
Bottling series: Simply Good Whisky
Distilled: 12.07.1996
Bottled: 27.01.2015
Age: 18 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Arran
Cask Type: Hogshead
Cask No.: 1023
Strength: 53.2% Vol.
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Sweet with a slightly alcoholic, yet not necessarily unpleasant, note. A big, fat honeydew melon together with red apples, oranges and grapes. Lemon cake, spicy vanilla and cacao powder. Some dusty oak and sawdust in the back.


More sweetness. Starts with a strong honey note, which gets pushed away by pepper, ginger and vanilla fairly quickly. Following this, sugared lime juice, cola fizz lollies and a bit of chocolate emerge. No indications of the cask strength though.


Long with a lot of oak. Walnuts. A whiff of pepper and dried fruits.


Fantastic in the nose and really diverse on the palate. A more than just simply good Arran!

Score: 87 / 100


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