John Barr: a first-class whisky man

John Barr was widely known in his homeland as a whisky man. Born in Dufftown, Speyside, to a whisky-making family, he rose through positions of prominence in life and in the industry. He traveled the globe as an ambassador of his native Scotland’s signature spirit and brought a richer blend to the world.

His namesake whisky honors this legacy, raising expectations once again.

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Carefully selected. Expertly blended.

Since 1881, John Barr Reserve Blend unites Highland malt and grain whiskies, for structure and richness, and Speyside varieties, for a mellow finish.

Each component whisky is carefully selected and expertly blended by a 3rd generation master blender, whose time-honored approach to whisky making delivers a reserve blend with a distinctive, rewarding taste profile.

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John Barr Reserve Blend is characterized by rich aromas of chocolate, baked sweet apple, and freshly baked bread, followed by notes of ripe apricot, gingerbread, and hazelnuts on the palate, and a lingering maple finish.

John Barr Scotch Whiskey Tasting Notes


Spicy, sweet, hint of smoke and hints of flamed orange


Starts dry with fruits and pepper developing.


Dry, hint of vanilla, pepper. A hearty, smoky blended scotch for mixing

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