Overall rating
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

£ 40.76

8 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mac-Talla Terra

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.13 points

  1. wolfandwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    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. 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.

  3. 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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