Arran Machrie Moor Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Isle of Arran, SCOTLAND
$140. 00 Bottle
$1680.00 Dozen
ABV: 56.2%

We were enamored with Arran's early efforts which were defined by pristinely clean, sweet, unpeated malt. Like many others, Arran has diversified its portfolio since its inception, now offering a range of wood finishes, cask strength bottlings and even a peated whisky (it seems every distillery has to have at least one nowadays!) Their latest collection to land in Australia places Arran along side the likes of Springbank and Bruichladdich for sheer innovation and breadth

"Machrie Moor" is a reference to an area of Arran island strewn with Bronze Age stone circles and standing stones. This first edition of the cask strength version peated at 20ppm was released in 2014.

Other reviews... [Earlier batch tasted]. Wood smoke, warm tar, and emerging new leather on the bold nose. Sweet peat and spices on the palate, barbecue sauce, and black pepper. Long in the finish: vanilla, with sweet smoke and chili.
84 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Gavin Smith (Spring 2015)