Machrie Moor 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Lochranza Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
1st fill Bourbon Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 060222
Added on
08 feb 2022 5:17 pm by Tauti

Average value

€ 66.84

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41 × member ratings

163 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Machrie Moor 10-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.59 points.

  1. DannyHill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      apples, sour notes, pineapple, bubblegum
    • Taste
      86 86
      spicy, orchard fruit, light smoke, tad hot
    • Finish
      85 85
      spicy, lingering fruit

  2. Svjatogor scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    n: peat, red fruits, nice smoke, baked fruits, malt, berries, cranberries, spicy, hint of banana and pears
    t: peat, smoke, very fruity, fruit juice, berries, sweet
    a: sweet, smoke, peat, fruits, berries, old wood, nice dram, pine wood

  3. LukasJakubDrabek did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    Ralfy review 935: (84/100).

    "It lacks significant complexity but it's a decent, good quality single malt."

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    vanilla, spices, smoked peat, a little salty too, stewed fruit, pear, banana
    the cooked, sweet fruits, a little maderized at once, cooked and annealed, the peat is soft, smoky and with scents of spray, the wet woodiness and vanilla in concentrated extract
    the return is spicier, with kernel shell and dried salted herbs
    quite long, interesting because not too peaty and not too citrus fruity; here it is of course fruit ranging from pears, peaches, grapes, fresh figs, in short nice.

  5. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very good and balanced bottling with a powerful start, but without being alcohol-spicy, despite the (only) 46%. All in all really very unique and indispensable in the Arran portfolio.
    On the nose, the 10er looks much more elegant than its cask-strong brother (WB192649) without age statement, which scores especially well on the palate - but then it's really good!
    • Nose
      85 85
      I notice a very light scent of smoldering beech wood shavings. Far more succinct are the fresh and marine notes, which also have a mineral character, even slightly reminiscent of the essential oils that one can absorb while walking through a spruce forest. There is also the aroma of fresh pear juice and a hint of vanilla.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong, tingling, surprisingly oily. The smoke is not dominant, but rather has a subliminal and very spicy character. Pear juice, malt beer, vanilla, ginger ale, fine oak spice.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Mid-length finish. Malt candies and pear in the extinguished campfire.

  8. Bene37 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose: a charred log, cold smoke and ash, gum notes, pear, light grapes, some vanilla, some metallic, floral notes

    Palate: velvety and round, cold smoke and ash, pear, light grapes, mango, some vanilla, some spicy wood, some metal and slightly floral

    Finish: medium length and warm, pear, cold smoke and ash, somewhat metallic

    Rating: I'm having a hard time with this (probably also because I expected more from it...). It's somehow unbalanced and doesn't really suit me, the metallic notes aren't my thing. On the plus side, it has some nice fruit notes and is something different. Not a pleasure, but not a total failure either. Unfortunately he won't pick me up.


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