Arran Barrel Reserve

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
First-fill Bourbon
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 20 08 19
Added on
03 Sep 2019 6:05 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 30.59

11 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

167 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Barrel Reserve

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.59 points

  1. Peterdegrote scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    nice price, nice whisky

  2. volker40sw scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 09-11-2020.

  3. KonstUA scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 20.5, finish 20, balance 20.5

  4. Gregers scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Good value easy drinking dram.

    Review here: https://youtu.be/gLbFbBelFZg
    • Nose
      76 76
      Light nose with floral, grassy notes. Slight hint of vanilla, honeysuckle, roasted marshmallows.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Sour mash, notes of apples
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short, leaves mostly notes of the sour mash and not much else.

  5. Bamkero scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Good! with Soda.

  6. Falang scored this whisky 72 points Expert Junior

    Arran Barrel Reserve (American Oak) is a nice gentle whisky perfect as aperitif / to share with friends. The drink is well balanced. Everyone will like this, but nothing special here (for me). Great price / quality!
    • Nose
      73 73
      Soft nose with agreeable tones of citrus and thyme.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Light with nutmeg and hint of lime. A fruity hint, gentle. A bit dusty but balanced. Not extremely outspoken. A taste that will compel to everyone.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Green apples in the aftertaste with soft wood and earthy tones. But the aftertaste is too short!

  7. stefsel111 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    just right for me as a vanilla / caramel fan; I just like it cool
    a really good Easydrinking Dram with good PLV
    from the bitter and the astringent I suspect that "virgin oak" was used but with the sweetness it fits
    clearly a buying candidate for me
    • Nose
      neat vanilla, pear becomes more fresh !!, floral, strawberry, lemon, earthy, shortbread
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      sweet, malt, vanilla again !!, peach, apricot?, strawberry again, sweet pastries, shortbread, toffee, the alcohol tingles a little, slightly spicy
    • Finish
      medium long
      becomes more spicy, oak, sweetness, vanilla, again strawberry (light), slightly liquorice, becomes tart, astringent

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Especially the nose is nice and enjoyable, the body/taste then disappoints a little, in the finish it gets more tasteful again.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fresh, fruity, lemon, some grassy notes, freshly mown grass. Tropical fruits, then some caramel, toffifee.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet, a little pickering, also a strange sour edge, orange.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Still some pepper, pickering. Orange, some peach, pretty strong finish, middle long. White pepper.

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, cereals, grapes, peach, pear, apple, a little nut and some citrus
    • Taste
      Honey, cereals, apple, peach, orange, grapefruit, apple peel, some wood, some pepper


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