Machrie Moor Fourth Edition

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Peated Arran Malt
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 19 08 13 3 08:26 BB
Added on
24 Jan 2014 10:25 am by wekke

Average value

€ 70.03

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Whisky Reviews for Machrie Moor Fourth Edition

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.64 points

  1. Ron Whisky scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Fresh and fruity, quite light. But nothing special.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smooth and nice to drink. A little parfume flavour but not too extreme.
    • Finish
      84 84
      middle long, vanilla and light peaty.

  2. Whiskyzoom scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Kind. Nice in the best sense. Somehow it evokes associations with "Crickets in the Caribbean" and not with the windy, wet, fresh, salty scotland, but since palm trees are supposed to grow on Arran, the whisky might still fit in with the island. No mandatory purchase and no compulsory tasting, but perfectly fine. Not more but also not less.
    • Nose
      Shy, but present smoke and a citrus note are the first in my nose noticeable. The latter is initially indefinable for me, but after a little time in the glass I would classify this in the direction of grapefruit and pineapple. A bit of caramel and young apples are added. Overall, the aroma is very pleasant and pleasing, but does not indicate a complex flavor explosion.
    • Taste
      My taste buds immediately announce: there is a whisky-soaked, smoker-cooked, caramel-coated pineapple on the tongue. As a dessert, someone tries to place a smoked over oak Granny Smith with vanilla ice cream in the open spaces. No complexity at all, but very finely tuned in his notes.
    • Finish
      Everything that was in the taste reverberates in the rather medium-long finish on the taste buds, but without producing a new note again. The finish simply connects seamlessly to everything else.

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sweet, slightly lemony, some apple, slightly peated, slightly sweaty, but not unpleasant. I think the nose is quite acceptable. Could something go in the direction of young lighter smokers. Mouth: there he is, the peat, embedded in a peppery overall experience, vanilla, sweetness and a slightly tart, alcoholic touch at the end. Finish: slightly smoky, sweetish (slightly artificial), slightly maritime.

  4. whiskyd scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      67 67
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      74 74

  5. krupoder scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Smoky, plastic, standing in a glass, smoke disappears and citrus bitterness appears, salinity (peat).
    Empty glass: Sleepers, trains, creosote.
    Taste: A dead tree (does not repel), floral, but how do I know which flowers taste and which flowers or grass exactly ?!
    Aftertaste: Long, closer to long. Light, smoky, woody, firewood, apricots and white wine.
    Balance: good, but the smoke quickly goes away and the winner is the taste.

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Young, Green and mildly peaty. Everything is soft, but a bit immature. 
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. ricallende did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

     Overall it’s a bit light, but it’s nice.
    • Nose
      Peat, fruit, red licorice and orange.
    • Taste
      Light peat, fruit, citrus, vanilla, dark funk and an odd sweetness, more orange.
    • Finish
      Finish: Smoked meat, orange,vanilla and fruit.

  8. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I liked the first two batches a bit better, the sherry influence in those balanced that saltiness which is so present in here a bit better. It's in line with the third release but even saltier.
    • Nose
      Orange, citrus, peat, salt, malt and peach.
    • Taste
      Orange, salt, peat, malt, pepper and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Salt, peat, malt, orange, chocolate and vanilla.

  10. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    The Peated Arran. Lightly peated at 20ppm, this mythical malt has proved a popular addition to the Arran range. On the west coast of the Isle of Arran lies a windswept and mystical peat bog called Machrie Moor. Bronze Age stone circles and standing stones are strewn across its barren, undulating terrain. One of the stone circles is known as Fingal’s Cauldron Seat, where sits a stone with a carved hole. The legendary warrior giant Fingal is said to have tethered his favourite dog Bran to this stone. This peated expression of the Arran Single Malt perfectly captures the rugged beauty and lore of the landscape. Unleash the legend that is Machrie Moor.

    Tasting Notes by Arran
    • Nose
      Fresh and vibrant with an evident influence on an Ex-Bourbon Cask. Tropical notes of pineapple, peaches, and a distinctive coconut aroma dominate while a pleasant touch of peat reek in the background adds an interesting dimension to this vivacious combination.
    • Taste
      The palate gives a lot of citrus freshness that mixes beautifully with rich spice and a hint of peat smoke. A few drops of water reveal even more of the peaty smokiness that is wonderfully balanced by a delicious honey sweetness and vanilla.
    • Finish
      The finish is crisp and clean with lingering smoke and sweet vanilla.


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