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Machrie Moor Cask Strength

Overall rating
84.24/100
votes
81
Whiskybase ID
WB119154
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Peated Arran Malt
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 15 08 18
Barcode
5060044482793
Added on
17 Oct 2018 8:41 am by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 54.28

35 × in wishlist

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

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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.

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    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Doktor_Gonzo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      83 83
      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.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very oily, Sugary-sweet vanilla cream, then the spiciness like pepper and chilly prickling my tongue. Clean and interesting, strong and intense.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Lightly white oak, a hint of bacon, and spices like pepper and Chinese pepper.

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      79 79

  7. MadRiddle scored this whisky 89 points Newbie

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very light fresh peatiness, fruity but not as fruity as other typical Arrans, a little lemony covered by the peatiness.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Charcoal barbequed fresh fruit sweetness, taste young but vibrant and rich.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium long lingering, end up with some fresh pineapple alike adicity.

  8. Mellodrinks scored this whisky 69 points Member Junior

    Fine whisky, nothing very special. Would drink again.
    • Nose
      70 70
      Spring foresty, light smell, a bit boring. vanilla.
    • Taste
      70 70
      slight burn, fresh, green apple, very light peat, soft. It's good but simple.
    • Finish
      68 68
      Slight linger, simple. Nothing special. Dry, woody.

  9. glenrob scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. fnk scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    It’s not even bad.

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