Review #1543 – Arran 13yr Single Cask Nation 2001

The Schtick: This is an independent bottling of spirit distilled at Arran and bottled by Single Cask Nation. Matured for 13 years in a 2nd Fill Oloroso Hogshead, this was bottled at cask strength with no coloring or filtering. I’m quite typically a fan of wine finished Arran, so this is one I’m excited for. Let’s get to it.

Review #1543 | Scotch Review #517

Distiller: Arran

Bottler: Single Cask Nation

Brand: Single Cask Nation

Selection: N/A

ABV: 55.9% ABV

Age: 13 Years

Nose: Sweet butter cream, red vines candy, praline, buttered toast and sweet raisin. The wine is fairly straightforward and evident. Ethanol is tame.

Taste: Medium mouth feel. Heat in check. Sweet and oily with syrupy fruits, stewed fig, some pepper and praline. Fresh baked bread, black currant and syrupy berry.

Finish: Long, powerful and loaded with berry, currant, syrupy and sulfur. Some pepper, nice oak structure. Heat grows with time.

Overall: Delicious, complex and interesting. Nice work, Arran, and Single Cask Nation.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 7

5 Most Recent Arran Expressions I Have Reviewed:



1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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