Machrie Moor Third Edition

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Peated Arran Malt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
14 Jun 2015 7:42 pm

Average value

€ 74.12

11 × in wishlist

74 × member ratings

200 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Machrie Moor Third Edition

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.46 points

  1. Svjatogor scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    very rich, peat, smoke, sweeeet

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I picked it up today after the sample had been open in a box for years, maybe the air helped, but I think it is better than I remembered it, now not a candidate for purchase, but nothing that I would reject as a dram, very tasty
    • Nose
      grassy, fresh, lovely, lemon, something like yogurt, creamy, a spoonful of honey, if you know it, you will also find light spicy smoke, but the fresh citrus note dominates, biscuit dough, mango-passion fruit yogurt from Landliebe, but really 1 to 1, all in all quite pleasant actually
    • Taste
      Creamy, vanilla, burnt cookie dough, caramel, rather overripe and sweet mango, very malty, also here at first subtle smoke, a dash of orange
    • Finish
      here then the first time unmistakably smoke, ashy and dry, the cookie dough remains, the fruit becomes more sour, a little salt on the tip of the tongue, very pleasant

  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Arran's work with peat whisky is incomplete, halfway through, and Arran fans and peat aficionados can't be happy
    • Nose
      83 83
      Peat is not dominant; fruit first: fresh green apple, peach, maybe an apricot, a little orange; peat passes separately, its salinity and minerality are not similar to the Ailov peat; whimsical, but not bright.
    • Taste
      83 83
      The smoke is felt distinctly; here is vanilla and green apple; forbs; in general, not bad, but the spirituality makes it difficult to concentrate and finish the picture.
    • Finish
      81 81
      And here is the trouble: the aftertaste is short, bitter; a little spice and salt; the smoke and fruit disappeared quickly, as did the bitterness.

  5. Calmar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Of all the variety of Arran releases, I single out for myself two important groups: budgetary wine finishes, missing stars from heaven, but for their moderate price, they provide worthy quality and more interesting and high-quality one-shot releases of which (until everything that I could try was very good) , but for a different price, and between them there is a lot of incomprehensible, from this section and our today's patient. This sample, apparently, is designed to maximally expand the range of releases of the distillery and climb the peat plot, which from the point of view of management is generally understandable. As a result, something out of the ordinary happened, it was not possible to carry a horse and a quivering doe in one cart, as they say, separately, it would have turned out much better, the ingredients are good, especially the bright and juicy wine-flower line, peat and smoke, .
    • Nose
      Light, airy, first wine nose - field flowers, white wine, peaches, lemon, light minerality; then manifested smoke and peat - light and moist, peat water, coal. The whole picture does not work, wine and peat do not merge into a single whole, like water and oil.
    • Taste
      Again, a mixture of the Arran base with the introduced phenols, here it is already better, something more or less solid begins to emerge, honey-floral notes with a slight mineral flavor alternate with smoky and peaty motifs, peppery wave, coal, charred wood, honey sweetness, toffee - No, still confused and irritated.
    • Finish
      Quite empty, light smoke-peat hues against the background of honey-fruit sweetness and cream, not to say that here it was possible to cross Arran with peat, most likely all were exhausted and tired.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A bit less sweet than the 2nd edition, more salty. It scores better than the first two releases, but I actually score it a bit lower.
    • Nose
      Peach, peat, salt, orange, malt and wood dust.
    • Taste
      Peat, salt, peach, orange and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Salt, peach, peat, orange, vanilla sugar and barley.

  7. Nathan A scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Interesting presentation and limited, unique tasting, with a faint nose, a faint color, a faint body, a faint finish,

    All this weakness for a rare, subtle, balanced and complex initial taste.

    Very nice, rare and interesting whisky to have, to taste, and to compare.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. Nathan A scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    First I was disappointed, Now I'm looking forward to find some slightly peated, complex earth&isle alliance. Its nice to put some shades in a collection
    • Nose
      sulfur, peat, faint
    • Taste
      Very good, very subtle, but short, medicinal, herbal, organic, dry, sulfured and a hint of salt and peat smoke, 

      lying on a malty classic bed (excuse my french)

      then come the spiciness and the bitterness
    • Finish
      short, spiciness and bitterness quickly dying with the memory of a unique and subtle tasting experience.

  9. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Beautiful whisky.

  10. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Prima whisky that is worth the purchase.
    • Nose
      Fresh scent where the Bourboncask can distinguish well.
    • Taste
      Peach, pineapple and coconut.
    • Finish
      In addition to the peach and pineapple, the peated element also stays well in the mouth / throat. Pretty nice.


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