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Machrie Moor Cask Strength - Second Edition

Overall rating
84.98/100
votes
140
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Peated Arran Malt
Bottled
2015
Casktype
ex-American Bourbon
Number of bottles
9000
Strength
58.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L 09 09 15
Barcode
5060044482793
Added on
23 Sep 2015 3:19 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 73.23

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Whisky Reviews for Machrie Moor Cask Strength - Second Edition

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.98 points

  1. Alexandr_Zhurov did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Not typical peat whisky, not like Ailovsky profile, absolutely not an amateur.
    • Nose
      Some kind of oil, dry, not powerful, earthy, soot, soot, very mineral, there is no sensation of smoke like from a fire, maybe coals, there is fruit sweetness, iodine.
    • Taste
      Smoky, burning, sweet, a little sea, iodine, there is the influence of a barrel, some kind of ointment finol,
    • Finish
      Simple sweetish but long lasting.

  2. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Delicious, cheeky, smoky young malt. He drinks well at his fortress.
    • Nose
      Perfumery and floral, with plant (needles, foliage) and sea (iodine, salt, algae) notes, with a small content of coal and pepper.
    • Taste
      Slightly harsh, sweet-smoked, in addition slightly salty, peppery and oaky.
    • Finish
      Medium duration, buttery, with hints of salt, pepper, iodine and smoked fish.

  3. P.K.S scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Love arran, it impresses stil with NAS, but even if its 3yr the youngest i like to now it, so i Will take a point fore that. Previus i had 2 diffrent 12yr,14yr 18yr,21yr reely like the bottle and the simpel corck! =) this is not annything i had previusly and i like it! This one is 100% ex-American bourbon
    • Nose
      Riped Sweet pear,riped sweet aple,honney,minerals peat like smoke from a fire(only a lot weaker and reely sweet and soft) cant notise the 58% on the nose.
    • Taste
      Riped sweet pear and aple,honney,chilli,oak and amazing oak spisyness in the end and a amazing soft and sweet
    • Finish
      Riped pear and Apple comming back with the oak spisyness and some honney, soft peat mixed with honney in the finnish amazing stuff! Long finnish!

  4. lucero scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dwaynethebarber scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Dwaynethebarber scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  7. dramidaris scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. Andytka3 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N- Walnut oil, oyster, toffee and honeycomb cake breeze thru. Fresh cut grass, earthy peat with sweet pandan crème brûlée and berries. Surprisingly light on nose despite the hefty strength. Get even coast-ier, seaweed, salted herbs, shellfish and clove-y. (88/22)

    P- Sweet on tip, plenty of smokes rises from the back. Vanilla biscuit, cedar cigar box, sooty, grassy and liquorice with brunt salt. Hint of caol ila. (87/21)

    F- Medium-long, smooth, clean and dry with liquorice. Not pushing the boundary hard enough. (86/20)

    B/B- 87/21. Feel rounder than First Edition, which lost a bit of fun and appeared 'generic'.

    Cr- 2, Fr- 2, Fl- 1, Pt- 2, Ft- 1, Sp- 0, Wd-1, Wn-1, Sc-2

    Weighted Rate- 84pt
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      N- Walnut oil, oyster, toffee and honeycomb cake breeze thru. Fresh cut grass, earthy peat with sweet pandan crème brûlée and berries. Surprisingly light on nose despite the hefty strength. Get even coast-ier, seaweed, salted herbs, shellfish and clove-y. (88/22)
    • Taste
      P- Sweet on tip, plenty of smokes rises from the back. Vanilla biscuit, cedar cigar box, sooty, grassy and liquorice with brunt salt. Hint of caol ila. (87/21)
    • Finish
      F- Medium-long, smooth, clean and dry with liquorice. Not pushing the boundary hard enough. (86/20)

      B/B- 87/21. Feel rounder than First Edition, which lost a bit of fun and appeared 'generic'.

      Cr- 2, Fr- 2, Fl- 1, Pt- 2, Ft- 1, Sp- 0, Wd-1, Wn-1, Sc-2

      Weighted Rate- 84pt
      — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

  9. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I decent peated whisky, although it does miss some distinct character to make it stand apart from let’s say, lightly peated whisky from Islay. The Arran character is there, but it is almost pushed away by the bourbon cask influence. What’s left is good, but not great (yet). Remains interesting, though.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Initially, soft peat come forward that is backed up by Arran’s usual fruitiness with fresh apples and pears. A few drops of citrus fruits, and a light coastal influence with some sea spray and wet moss, are also there. All very well balanced and very friendly. Raspberry sweets, no make that strawberry, lemon skin, and a few drops of orange juice. A drop of water brings out more barley sugar, ripe apples, a few raisins, cinnamon, and a more mineral side. The citrus fruits remind me somewhat of Caol Ila, which is surely not a bad thing I would say.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The palate is less fruity at first and contain more peat, moss, leaves, and stables (no idea how you could taste that, though). Almost a lighter and younger apprentice of Lagavulin. Almost instantly, the bourbon cask influence comes forward. Oranges, lemons, lime, and vanilla, with fresh apple compote, the latter a touch of Arran. Water subdues the peat and brings out more sweetness. Also there are some vanilla sugar, baker’s cream, and salty crisps. It is quite fresh.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is fairly long with more vegetal peat, salt and lemons. I would say this is quite good.

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