Arran 2002
14 Year Old Sherry Cask #581 TWE Exclusive

70cl / 54.3%
  • Island Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Arran 2002 / 14 Year Old / Sherry Cask #581 / TWE Exclusive
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One of two casks selected at a tasting by The Whisky Exchange's customers, this 2002 Arran has been aged in a single sherry hogshead for 14 years. Big and rich, with Christmas-cake spices and savoury notes of cardamom and coriander seed.

Distillery Bottling
14 Year Old
Bottling Date
August 2016
No of Bottles
Cask Type
Sherry Hogshead
Cask Number
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Almond Almond
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Leather Leather
  • Tobacco Tobacco

Arran 2002 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    • Nose:

      Big and rich straightaway, with boozy cherries, brioche and nuts, winter spices and fruity notes of green banana and melon. There’s an intriguing savoury character, too: leather and tobacco leaf.

    • Palate:

      Lovely sherried richness: dates, roasted almonds, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit, with no one element dominating. Robust and powerful at full strength; a little water tames the heat but the spiciness stays firm. A flavour-packed dram!.

    • Finish:

      The rich spiciness lasts a long time, with a delicious dark-chocolate undercurrent.

    • Comment:

      This whisky packs in a heck of a lot of flavour despite its (relatively) young age. Don’t add too much water to this – a little goes a long way.

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