Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Classic Islay
American Oak
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jan 2021 9:59 am by holborndrinker

Average value

£ 40.70

9 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

111 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mac-Talla Terra

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.68 points

  1. wolfandwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Very tasty whisky, has a typical taste for a certain Islay still.
    • Nose
      round, slightly salty, pleasantly sweet, the smoke is not intrusive.
      As mentioned, I would type the distillery on Islay, which starts with C ...
      But a tasty and inexpensive representative of its kind

  2. Ams76 scored this whisky 83 points Member Junior

    A good peated Islay, but surprisingly fresh and light. Becoming one of my favorites very fast.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fresh sea salt, campfire, gentle peat smoke, yellow fruits. Wet pebbles.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Fresh yellow fruits, spicey, and a briny smoke. Surprisingly fresh. A light coating of the mouth. Vanilla. Obviously not a very old whisky, it's a youngster but that won't hurt.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, warming, wood spices. Oak.

  3. lviz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nose : nice smoke, vanilla, citrus, sea breeze
    Plate : young but you can enjoy it. Smoky, citrusy, sea salt, touch of vanilla. Nothing complicated, a typical daily dram. Maybe a young Bowmore, or Caol Ila? A bit watery for me even with the correct abv. (lost one point here)

  4. besar scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. geriud scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. jkswift scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. Myke scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    if he actually reminds me of a Bowmore 12 at the beginning, the fruit changes a little in a different direction; I'll bet more on a Caol Ila.
    It looks young, fresh, maybe a little wild, and yet a little more sedate with its aroma.
    Spicy and salty in taste. The gunpowder moment doesn't appeal to me personally, but it is certainly a matter of taste.
    It's good, but quite expensive at around 45 euros. For half the price you can still get a Bowmore 12, even if it has a slightly different flavor.
    As for the PLV ... well, get yourself a sample first before the disappointment is too big. Especially if you're gunpowder-prone like me.
    [80 - 76 = 'really not bad'-whisky -> but do I need a (second) bottle?]
    • Nose
      phenolic peat smoke, behind it bright fruits of (not yet ripe) pear, green apple and green banana.
      Salty sea air and spray with a little seaweed. A bit of sweetness is gradually added.
      With enough time, there are also mossy and earthy moments.
      A slightly sour, citrus-heavy note is noticeable, but goes well with the overall picture.
    • Taste
      Gentle start, but the wort comes quickly afterwards. Quite citrus-heavy at first, but then turns into a slight sweetness and maltiness.
      But that is quickly displaced by a salty moment that is getting stronger and stronger. The wort remains.
      Peat smoke is also present and over time turns into some gunpowder (ignition platelets).
      Second sip: fruity and a little sweeter. But the salty aroma keeps coming through. He cannot deny the proximity to the water.
    • Finish
      long-lasting smoke that merges into that spent matchstick-ignition aroma.
      The oak becomes more present and it becomes drier.

  8. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    As one of the oldest whisky families in Scotland, the Morrisons have had a strong presence on Islay for five generations. The name of their new whisky line Mac-Talla - which means “echo” in Gaelic - reflects exactly this close connection between the Morrison family and the famous whisky island of Islay.

    The whisky "Terra" (earth) is characterized by peat smoke, which derives its properties from the Islay soil. It matured in ex-Bourbon casks and was at 46% vol. bottled.


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