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    Morrison Distillers Mac-Talla Mara Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

    Islay, SCOTLAND
    $130. 00 Bottle
    $1560.00 Dozen
    ABV: 58.2%

    The Mac-Talla whiskies are a new NAS range from the indie bottler, 'Morrisons', otherwise known for their Càrn Mòr and Old Perth labels. The point of difference here is that they're entirely made up of Islay malts. The exact composition remains undisclosed. However, since the Morrison family has always had tight connections with the island and owned Bowmore for some time, rumours suggest the contents may well be sourced from that famous distillery on the shore of Loch Indaal. Handsomely presented in heavy-weight custom made bottles, the title Mac-Talla comes from the Scots Gaelic for ‘echo’.

    Tasting note: Reticent, developing with citrus, brine, oatmeal and earthy peat. A sweet, malty entry preludes an intense citrus drive; oily phenols build with a blast of white pepper. Ends ashy, hinting at menthol cigarettes and beach bonfire. The style here is coastal, dry, bracing. Well composed. Thumbs up if peat and punch are your thing. Non chill filtered. 58.2% Alc./Vol.

    Notes from the bottlers... A lot of peat on the nose, freshly burned campfire, with light citrus notes, the sweetness of quince and a bit of pepper. A lot of smoke and peat on the palate, then a nice malty sweetness and some fresh oak notes. Alcohol hardly noticeable. Medium finish, peat, malt candy and oak.