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Arran Machrie Moor

Arran Machrie Moor


peated Arran.

My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
(79 points)


I had the opportunity to meet Arran several times. 10 year old version is described on the blog. Arran previously was known as unpeated whisky, although recently the situation begins to change. I had tried my first peated Arran at the Tokyo International Bar Show & Whisky Live 2013, it was a 7 year old single cask. Today another peated version – Machrie Moor. As at the Arran’s: natural colour and un-chillfiltered, 46% ABV. Peating level is 14 ppm (phenol parts per milion). Limited edition to 12000 bottes. Machrie Moor is the name of peat bogs on Isle of Arran.

Arran Machrie Moor

Arran Machrie Moor

Arran Machrie Moor

Arran Machrie Moor

C: white wine,

N: delicate, starts sweet with cookies, vanilla, further sourness with lemon, only after the moment peaceful peat and smoke emerges, I find here also a little brine or sea air in the distance,

T: here it is also pretty sweet and then sour, a touch of green apple and pear, also a little white pepper, which gradually escalates and leads to the finish, turning into bitterness, then green notes arrive, vegetables, peat,

F: medium long sour, maybe even with a hint of dark chocolate.

Score: 79.

Arran Machrie Moor

Arran Machrie Moor

Arran Machrie Moor is an experiment with peated malt. Peat is perceptible, but relatively mild. Certainly impressions are not typically medical, as in the case with products from the Isle of Islay. Generally, it lacks a bit of determination and clarity. The blame for this lies with the young age (NAS). Single malt for those starting out with peated whisky, but not interested at once in Laphroaig, Lagavulin or Ardbeg.

Arran Machrie Moor

Arran Machrie Moor

Comments (2)

  1. Bartek K.

    24 April 2016 / 19:12

    Witam, z ogromna przyjemnością śledzę Twojego bloga – szacunek, widać słychać i czuć ogromny ładunek wiedzy oraz pasje. Pytanie – czy powyższy MM to batch #6? Właśnie rozważam zakup pomiędzy nim a amarone finish (jako poniekąd fan Arranów), jeśli mogę liczyć na podpowiedź – highly appreciated :)). Pozdrawiam serdecznie, Bartek

    • LukLovesWhisky

      24 April 2016 / 21:42

      Cześć. Bardzo dziękuję za miłe słowa na temat bloga 🙂
      Co do Arrana, nie mogę teraz sprawdzić szczegółów, z tym że na pewno opisana wersja jest wcześniejsza niż batch 5. Batch 6 ma już papierową etykietę, a z kolei batch 5 ma 20 ppm, w moim przypadku było 14 ppm. Do tego moja wersja powstała w ilości 12000 butelek, a tyle było w batch 2. To tyle tak na gorąco.
      Amarone finish wydaje się być ciekawą propozycją.
      Pozdrawiam, Łukasz.


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