MACHRIE MOOR - THE PEATED ARRAN MALT
Highland (Island) Scotch Whisky
The first edition of Machrie Moor (The Peated Arran Malt) is a Limited Edition of just 9000 bottles worldwide - a classic Arran with a peaty punch, unleash the legend that is Machrie Moor!
Machrie Moor is named after a mystical peat bog on the windswept Isle of Arran. One of the standing stones here is known as Fingal's Cauldron Seat, the legendary giant Fingal is said to have tethered his favourite dog Bran to this stone - this is the image that is depicted on the original bottle and can of Machrie Moor, and reproduced with permission of the distillery on our own miniatures.
This Distillery bottling has been produced in a medium peated style: 15-20PPM. No artificial colouring has been added to this whisky ensuring a completely natural and traditional product It has been bottled at 46%, not the usual 40%. The absence of chill-filtration in this product results in a more full bodied and flavoursome malt.
The Isle of Arran Distillery was named Scottish Distiller of the year in 2007, and in 2005 won The Queen's Award for Enterprise - the highest business honour in the UK.
OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES
Nose: Initially subtle, then hints of fudge, coconut and spice followed by a touch of peat reek. Palate: At first - classic Arran with notes of citrus, orchard fruits and cardamon spice and then at the back of the palate peat smoke emerges. Finish: Peat reek leaves a rich glow.
ABOUT THE DISTILLERY
Isle of Arran Distillery was the first legal distillery to open on the Isle of Arran for 150 years and is one of the few remaining independent distilleries in Scotland.
The Distillery opened in 1995 in a purpose made building, but uses only traditional methods of distilling with wooden washbacks and copper stills. There is no peat used in the production process, no caramel added for artificial colouring and Arran Single Malts are also non-chill filtered. The water for the whisky comes from Loch na Davie, in the hills overlooking the distillery.
During construction of the distillery, a pair of Golden Eagles built their nest on a nearby cliff, and as they are a protected species, construction of the distillery was temporarily halted. The visitor centre was opened in 1997 by HM the Queen, who was given a cask of whisky for Prince William and Prince Harry. The first Whisky was released in 1998.
|Whisky Subscription Level||Bronze, Silver, Gold|
|Distillery||Isle of Arran|
|Category||Single Malt Scotch Whisky|
|Bottler||Isle of Arran Distillery|
|Number of Bottles||9000|
|Non Chill Filtered||Yes|
|Cask Type||Ex Bourbon|