An entirely bourbon-matured bottle of Arran single malt! After its distillation on the eponymous island, Barrel Reserve is matured exclusively in first-fill bourbon barrels, bottled at 43% ABV and presented in this rather handsome glass vessel (otherwise known as a bottle).
Nose: Fresh grass sweetness, lemon tart, biscuity malt and tart apple skin.
Palate: Malty, with Curiously Cinnamon cereal, vanilla fudge and green apple alongside a faint sea breeze.
Finish: Vanilla oak and lots of aromatic spice, with salted caramel and a handful of orchard fruit.
-- Masters of Malt