Mac-Talla Mara Islay Single Malt Whisky
Key Facts About This Whisky
Bottler: Morrison Distillers
Region: Islay, Scotch
Cask Type: American Oak
Alcohol by Volume: 58.2%
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill-filtration
Bottle Size: 700 ml
Mac-Talla Mara Scotch Tasting Notes
Official tasting notes
Nose: Intense bonfire smoke with hints of citrus zest.
Palate: Smoked barbecue meat, charred oak and a long powerful finish. Intense and smoky for those adventurous palates.
Ed's tasting notes
Colour: Natural colour; pale straw. Thickly coats my copita, with multiple legs running down the side of the glass in parallel.
Nose: Marzipan and almonds. Pebbles on the wet sand of the beach. Peat smoke from the nearby campfire. Soft citrus fruits, including lemon. At 58.2% the alcohol is very well integrated on the nose, with no alcohol burn.
Palate: Medium to full mouthfeel, with a pleasing oiliness that coats the mouth. More of that almond marzipan, balanced against gentle citrus fruits. Islay peat smoke, working well against the almond and citrus. There’s a creaminess to this whisky, vanilla cream, perhaps the combination of the ABV and the cask.
Finish: Medium to long finish with vanilla, oak a touch of spice and warmth.
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About Mac-Talla Mara
Mac-Talla takes the drinker on a journey across the island, showcasing the variety and depth in tastes that Islay has to offer. The Morrison family have a long-standing history with this island and their knowledge and expertise ensures the highest quality of every single drop of whisky that is bottled under the Mac-Talla brand.
Mac-Talla Mara reflects the shores of Islay where two worlds collide: the wild fiery sea and the unforgiving land. Bold and brave, powerful and smoky. The spirit of Islay, and the taste of Mara.