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Machrie Morr Cask Strength Tasting notes and reviews

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Machrie Morr Cask Strength

Brand
Machrie Morr
Expression
Cask Strength
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
58.40%
Produced at
Isle of Arran Distillery
Region
Islands
Website
www.arranwhisky.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

89
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.

Martine Nouet

70
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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