Machrie Moor Fifth Edition

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Peated Arran Malt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Oct 2014 12:10 pm by mcfloster

Average value

€ 51.79

11 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

208 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Machrie Moor Fifth Edition

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.56 points

  1. Pyromann scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Rather simpler whisky, it is not complex and multilayered. I was intrigued by vanilla. The whole thing is in the spirit of vanilla woodiness. In the smell is still worth mentioning some special smell in the introduction, which I can not describe. In sum, but rather more average and generally not impressed.
    • Nose
      Alcoholic sharpness, special "smell". Some earthy, grass tones combined with acidity (lemons?). After a while, vanilla and woodiness appear.
    • Taste
      Sharper, relatively light in taste, oily - but really rather light, not dense. Vanilla sweetness combined with woodiness. Pepper, no smoke.
    • Finish
      Short, woody.

  2. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2015/05/11/arran-machrie-moor-2014-ob-46/
    • Nose
      N: al primo impatto si nota un’affumicatura non così dimessa, che- a voler esser eretici- ricorda un po’ certi giovani Bowmore, tolta la marinità. Ci accoglie una nota di gomma bruciata, non troppo affumicata, che prelude a un profilo acerbo, diviso tra agrumi (lime, cedro candito) e un poco di vaniglia gentile. Poi pian piano si scalda un po’, con note di legna al sole e sandalo. Erbaceo nel complesso.
    • Taste
      P: la parola chiave è equilibrio: tra un’affumicatura gentile ma non insulsa e ancora di plastica bruciata, e una dolcezza viva ma non ruffiana. Quest’ultima è tutta giocata su spunti semplici ma gradevoli: lychees, zucchero liquido, agrumi canditi.
    • Finish
      F: abbastanza lungo, soprattutto sull’affumicato e sulla vaniglia.

  3. frosenlind scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    I think this is a very pleasant whisky. Maybe not a "keep at home at all times" but definitely something all whisky lovers should taste. 
    • Nose
      Citrus maybe orange, peat, sea salt, straw
    • Taste
      Earthy peat and citrus (hard to distinguish what kind), a bit sweet and woody. 
    • Finish
      Vanilla in combination with a long sweetness and a nice rich peat. Later the citrus comes back and orange is now more distinguishable. 

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    First sniff- smoked ham, antiseptic, but weakened overtimes, and left
    behind with just a thin pale mineral sweet fruits. While not impressed
    with the slim level of peat, the presence of coastal characters are
    rather stand out, sea breeze, pineapple, whiff of wild flower are there
    to keep you occupied, but also drifting with young wood shaving..would
    be fine if you like the aroma of white oak.

    P:- Rounded, easy, simple profile. Spicy Sweet, rising spirit. Spicy hot (not smoky) peat, may be that explains why it is not obvious on the nosing.

    F- Long, pursing spiciness go on and on. Astringent dry wood extract with mouth watering chili oil.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Better integrated than the previous one. Not as salty.
    • Nose
      Malt, peat, orange, salt and minerals.
    • Taste
      Orange, peat, chocolate, gingerbread, salt and caramel.
    • Finish
      Peat, gingerbread, orange, chocolate, salt and caramel.

  6. rottendon scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    Well, well, I'm not sure what to make of it. If you have warmed it long enough, you will be rewarded with a delicious nose, but the road to it is cumbersome. The taste is not much, but which is quite appropriate. The finish is not overwhelming, in the end even a little soapy. Is that bad? No. Is he good? Neither. Do you need something like that? Not really. For the price he is quite OK, but for the money, there is also a 10-year Laphroaig, and qualitatively there are dimensions between. But the bottle is pretty ...
    • Nose
      Very delicate and light nose, for the time being there is nothing. The first thing that becomes noticeable is the slightly high alcohol, followed by lighter smoke, vanilla and citrus flavors. First let stand ...
      Ah, now yes. Still tender. Very earthy with a few floral notes and iodine. I can not discover fruits, but sometimes a hint of salty sweat and again and again a short bite of alcohol in my nose. Upon heating, an Esther note becomes apparent, and I can not decide whether that is sweat or a rotten fruit. In addition Zeste and some malt come up. Slowly it opens and the aromas are sorted. The alcohol does not bite quite so and a vanilla malting note takes over the lead, along with iodinated limonene. The smoke is now very medicated and becomes clear for the first time. Now comes the first approaches of ripe fruit notes. Actually quite appetizing.
    • Taste
      Caramel, malt and honey, slightly harsh alcohol, but not unpleasant, more of a peppery touch, metallic young spirit bitterness, well integrated.
    • Finish
      Not too long but nice. After the sweetness has disappeared quickly, a slightly herb ashy note remains a little longer.

  7. Shane_IL scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    Arran's profile doesn't really seem to go well with peat. This wasn't a terrible dram but not good either. I'd like to try it at cask strength for some more oomph and maybe aged a little more for some balance. 
    • Nose
      A light earthy peat note. Typical Arran fruity notes, tropical punch, juicy fruit gum. More subdued than the regular Arrans. Straw. Lemon rinds. Woody vanilla. A little bit of medicinal iodine. Some young grainy notes and crisp apple.
    • Taste
      A sour grainy note. Earthy peat. Dry leaves. Lemon drops. Woodspice. Dry lemon. Copper. Light honey and bitter woody vanilla. Porridge with brown sugar. 
    • Finish
      Long. Rich peat. Woodspice. Bitter vanilla. Bit of a tropical fruit note wafts off the end. 

  8. EarlMobile scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Overall, slightly less peat to taste than I expected. There are many citrus fruits to find and a little vanilla and a little spiciness (maybe more in the direction of youthfulness?!?). Say: Nice to drink and the price / performance ratio is right here compared to most NAS whiskys.

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83


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