- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- The Peated Arran Malt
- 56.2 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L 15 08 18
- Added on
- 17 Oct 2018 8:41 am by Dirk
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81 × member ratings
264 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Machrie Moor Cask Strength
19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.24 points
- Who would've thought a peated Arran worked so well? The style is very clean and straight-forward ex-bourbon and by default of production (well) under 10 yo. This one brings more to the table than just being "a peated sort of Speysider" (as many of the normal Arran bottlings while having their unique distillery style, do not feature typical coastal Island notes). This one is coastal and strong and could very well come from Islay minus the iodine. A bold, young, yet in itself very coherent malt with potential. Well done, looking forward to what's coming from Arran's new sibling distillery in the future.
- Granular peat, gravel, tar, coal. A little sticky, vegetal. The marshes, the mud, the reeds. Something tropical. Humus. Forest humidity. The fruits are behind, quite discreet. Sympathetic palate, on vanilla, custard. A zest of lemon, balanced by the thick peat. But the finish is average, a little short and lacking in explosiveness, it's a bit of a shame for a cask brut, that's what we came for. Cola, earth, chocolate and coffee.
- I have well prepared for a low-scored new make, however, this dram shock me. Yes, it is new and young, and lots of lightly fresh aroma on the top, thick mouthfeel, good after taste. The empty cup is just wonderful for such a young-aged whisky. A goto whisky if you can get it under 40 bucks.
A good amount of lightly fresh aroma, upfront is the light smoke, and soon the sweetness of pineapple, vanilla cream, and malty sugar appeared. Some little acidity and white rubber in the middle. Strong menthol at the bottom, so you shouldn't keep shaking the cup.
Very oily, Sugary-sweet vanilla cream, then the spiciness like pepper and chilly prickling my tongue. Clean and interesting, strong and intense.
Lightly white oak, a hint of bacon, and spices like pepper and Chinese pepper.
- light peaty, vanilla, few fruits. quite closed and simple on the nose. The taste brings more peat, forest, vanilla and citrusfruit tones, black and red pepper, a bit of a burn. perhaps some black tea? It ends a bit dry with a small peat smoke, wood and citrus fruit notes.
- I just do not understant the reviews saying this batch is of no finish. Yes it's young, but it's Arran and cask strength. I would say it is a good one, though not great, but definitely a "worth the money" one. I got it for 89 bucks. BTW, add some water is a must for this dram.
Very light fresh peatiness, fruity but not as fruity as other typical Arrans, a little lemony covered by the peatiness.
Charcoal barbequed fresh fruit sweetness, taste young but vibrant and rich.
Medium long lingering, end up with some fresh pineapple alike adicity.
- Fine whisky, nothing very special. Would drink again.
Spring foresty, light smell, a bit boring. vanilla.
slight burn, fresh, green apple, very light peat, soft. It's good but simple.
Slight linger, simple. Nothing special. Dry, woody.
- It’s not even bad.