Machrie Morr

Cask Strength

ABV 58.4%
REVIEWED Issue 124
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Brand: Machrie Moor
Expression: Cask Strength
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 58.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islands (Non Islay)
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Lovely, natural nose. Earthy-peat, iodine, camphor and bog myrtle aromas float above a fruit and barley base. Creamy oak. A touch of malt and creosote. Water emphasises the oak and herbal notes.
Palate: Lightly oiled, visceral and earthy with fruit, barley, peat, salt and intense alcohol. Water softens and brings out drying spice notes.
Finish: Long and spicy. Alcohol and mentholated notes make the nose and mouth water. Water dries the finish.
Comment: Neat, a real sinus clearing malt! Diluted, the oak grips a little too much.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Shy. Light vanilla syrup note. Quite green. Some grassy aromas. drying hay, touch of angelica. Slightly biting. Distant smoke.
Palate: Sweet at first then the alcohol numbs the tongue. The peat is more perceptible than on the nose. Still this grassy character. A burning sensation.
Finish: Drying on faint smoke. A fresh almond aftertaste.
Comment: Very pungent. A tired cask? Water cuts the edges a bit but there is still this burning sensation.
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