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

€ 30.30

14 × in wishlist

81 × member ratings

229 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Arran Barrel Reserve

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.04 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, light fruity, citrus and vanilla. Tart citrus peel in the mouth, crisp, nice start. The finish tart, some oak, citrus. Rather short. Light, young sommet dram that is beautifully composed. Nothing is too young there, but easy drinking of course. Nice entry-level that tastes good.

  2. Peterdegrote scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    nice price, nice whisky

  3. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting.
    Noticeable on the nose: In any case straight bourbon maturation, I do not suspect an age.
    Region: difficult ... rather not Speyside, guess Islands, Scapa or Arran ... rather Scapa because of the sweetness

    Rating maybe a bit hard after knowing the price. Price is fair
    • Nose
      75 75
      Citrus, apple, young? No alcohol noticeable. Something fresh. Mint?
    • Taste
      82 82
      Very sweet, apple, orange, cocoa, some wood spice
    • Finish
      72 72
      Amazingly dry in contrast to the taste - citrus / grapefruit, spices. Short! Unfortunately there is also something that reminds me of glue.

  4. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Good bourbon whisky for every day
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Primitive, unripe, rough whisky. Not worth the money spent.
    • Nose
      Simple, malty, with notes of foliage and young bark.
    • Taste
      Sharp enough. Bread, salted caramel, tannins.
    • Finish
      Short, dry, too malty, sweet-salty. In the end, an unpleasant oak bitterness remains.

  6. volker40sw scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 09-11-2020.

  7. KonstUA scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21, taste 20.5, finish 20, balance 20.5

  8. Gregers scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    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.

  9. Bamkero scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Good! with Soda.

  10. 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!


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