Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
American Oak
58.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Jan 2021 10:00 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

£ 46.27

22 × in wishlist

63 × member ratings

134 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mac-Talla Mara

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.02 points

  1. Leonidas_von_Sparta scored this whisky 75 points Newbie

    For peaty whisky lovers who are looking for something special, just the thing.
    • Nose
      Smells like smoked ham and maritime
    • Taste
      tastes peaty, lots of ham, very spicy
    • Finish
      Liquid ham, stays long, maritime, slightly smoky

  2. emptycask scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. M_FF scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    For me, this is a surprise whisky for a big plus. Alcohol well hidden. It's nice to drink it. It seems different with each sip, encouraging further tasting.
    Finally, a ripe raspberry appears in the aftertaste. Something nice and fun.
    • Nose
      88 88
      intense, smoked, quite smoky, sea salt
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, peaty, peppery, citrusy, ash, traces of oak
    • Finish
      90 90
      Finish: medium, quite sweet, smoke, smoked plums, a warming end, slightly spicy, citrusy ... raspberry.

  4. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Campfire smoke mixed with fresh lemons and digestive biscuits. It’s a little briny and quite maritime. Kiwi in the background. Minerals too. Later I also get green apples and pears. Then vanilla custard too and lemongrass. Sweet pastry and a hint of barley sugar.
    • Taste
      Young-ish, but very nice. A touch of oats and that campfire smoke again, but actually it’s rather integrated. It’s a cask strength whisky, but it’s not as aggressive as I would have thought. A hint of vanilla. Minerals again. A pinch of sea salt. Kiwi and limes. Green apples. Followed by a sugary sweetness and a touch of white pepper.
    • Finish
      mid-long with a touch of peat and fruits.

  5. ConvalRen scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A strong peat bomb that is both affordable and enjoyable without breaking the bank.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  7. Erik1908 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Medium+ peated Bowmore at a very affordable price. Peaty arrival but also fruity. Very powerful, but in spite of the young age, the peat-smoke remains acceptable. Strong and full taste and a very long finish.

    BFYB? Why not!

  8. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A beautiful accessible Bowmore! Maritime and fruity. Those distinctive sweet salty malted barley flavors show themselves perfectly. It takes me back to moment I was the Bowmore kiln shortly after they dried some barley. This dram is priced very friendly and gives more then enough compared to the price you pay. The age is just under 10 years. I expect 8 or 9. The arrival on the palate is rather smooth and builds up very nice. It is a classic bourbonized Bowmore profile which works really well at CS. Definitely something I’d buy. Wishlist here it comes.

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. wolfandwhisky scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    strongly reminiscent of a certain Islay distillery, very tasty

    • Nose
      86 86
      Smoke, a certain sweetness, pleasant on the nose for CS, typical character of the presumed Islay distillery
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sherry, smoke, sweet fruits, not very alcoholic
    • Finish
      87 87


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