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Machrie Moor Cask Strength - Second Edition

Overall rating
84.98/100
votes
116
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Peated Arran Malt
Bottled
2015
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

€ 80,42

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Whisky Reviews for Machrie Moor Cask Strength - Second Edition

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

  1. 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.

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. 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.

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite like a peaty mole, dense, saturated, plastic notes a little spoil the picture, and in general I do not understand the peat Arran, an absolutely artificial and senseless whisky.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, the first nose - prela folia, peat; smoke, burnt boards, smoked products, carpentry shop, thinner, leather goods, weak flower-fruit notes.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, peat, ash, mineral-metallic notes, grain, lemon peel, plastic, rubber, ginger, sweet confectionery shades.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, peat, coal, ginger, oak, light herbal notes, tablet bitterness.

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      A clear plume of smoke hangs over the dram. Behind it shows a clear sugary sweetness. It tingles in the nose due to the higher alcohol content. The dram gets fresher and floral over time.
    • Taste
      Strong start. Pleasant smoke. Light fruitiness. Citrus freshness.
    • Finish
      Medium long and warming with some oak.

  6. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Solid, not too heavy peat.
    • Nose
      Slightly peat, strong alcohol, ash. Also fruity, citrus, banana. Sweet, sweet, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Stinging, peppery. Licorice. Full, some peat, smoke. Honey too.
    • Finish
      Pepper, licorice, peat, smoke, sweet. Sturdy. Reasonably long

  8. robain scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

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

  9. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Quite sweet malt with moderate peat and smoke.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, sour citruses, banana and fig,
      earth and camphor
    • Taste
      Solid peat and smoke, punch and banana
    • Finish
      Long with orange

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