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Whisky Reviews for Mac-Talla Strata
2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.81 points
- Uncompromising coastal Islay. I'm thinking Laphroaig but far from sure because not that heavy with TCP. Could be Caol Ila (most un-named Islay's are) but lacks that citrus/ bacon note. I hoped for Bowmore but def not. Equally, not Lagavulin or Ardbeg because lacks the weight. VERY good if you like your Islay like a slap round the face with a kipper. Personally I wont buy again, but for Islay fiends it's a must-buy.
Maybe Kilchoman? but not a whisky I have tried.
Update: 19 days later. Much improved & mellower now the level in the bottle has gone down. Fairly sure it's a GOOD Caol Isla, has a distinct pungent whiff of stables & horses. Similar to "Islay #1 - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)"
Light & bright, kelp smoke, antiseptic, lime juice, a touch of sherry cask (but zero Bourbon). Very promising.
Immediately sour & bitter. Numbing bonfire smoke. Dettol. Some sweet malt coming through....it tasted much better earlier this evening.
Mouth tingling, biting phenolic, really wipes out the palate so any complexity vanishes. This is a dram to drink in front of a smokey log fire while your eyes are streaming. After the first glass you can no longer taste anything else.