Arran Barrel Reserve Scotch Whisky

Arran Barrel Reserve Scotch Whisky

(0.7l, 43%)


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Arran Single Malt set out to create a new Single Malt worthy of your daily dram, and they have accomplished that task.

Harold Currie was a senior director of Chivas. He somehow got it in his head that he could do Whisky better. Harold was also a fan of the Isle of Arran — an island in the middle of the Firth of Clyde which had at one time been home to at least fifty illegal distilleries. So he saved his pennies, took on a few investors, and broke ground on his dream in 1994. But two golden eagles built a nest on site and construction had to be stopped until the chicks were fully fledged. Solid move, right? Today, they produce a tidy range of Single Malt offerings, limited editions, special blends, and a Scottish cream Liqueur.

Turns out good old Harold COULD do it better.

The team at Arran decided to create a new core Single Malt that could take a place of honor as your daily dram. Arran Barrel Reserve Scotch Whisky is the result of that effort. It is the signature Single Malt Spirit that Arran is known for. It’s been aged exclusively in ex-Bourbon casks. And it is delivered at 43% ABV. It is perfectly lovely in cocktails. But please… do yourself a favor and take the first dram neat.
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery

Flavor Spiral™

About The Flavor Spiral

orange zest
toasted oak
What does Arran Barrel Reserve Scotch Whisky taste like?

The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Arran Barrel Reserve Scotch Whisky and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Antique Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
On the nose you will find notes of lemon curd, shortbread biscuits, fresh grain, and autumn fruits — apple and pear.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is bright and light with notes of green apples, cinnamon toast, orange zest, vanilla custard, and sea breeze.

The finish is medium-length and alive with notes of toasted oak and orchard fruits.
Ratings & Reviews
Delightful whisky, light and smooth with a few fresh hints.
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