A 15-year-old peated single malt Islay whisky from an undisclosed Islay distillery bottled under the Mac-Talla label from Morrison.
"Mac-Talla" trasnlates to "echo" in Scottish Gaelic and this 46% expression is a refined and complex experience.
Matured in American oak, non-chill filtered and no added colour.
Official Tasting Notes:
Nose: Smoked barley and rich stewed fruits.
Palate: Sherried fruits and winter spices with a lovely gentle smoky note. Rich and balanced with complexity beyond its years.
Nose: A gentler nose that could well be Caol Ila as it would display vegetal oils (sesame), oysters, kelp, overripe apples, some softer fresh almonds, a lot of lime, some brine, and one olive for good measure. I find it rather '25' than '15', which is good news, obviously. Some CIs from the 1980s used to be a bit like this, but so were most 1990s and 2000s Bowmores.
Mouth: A little wilder, a little more on bone-dry white wines, with a lovely sourness, some lime and lemon juices, chalk… What we call a vertical nose. Nutshell, it would taste rather 10 than 15, go figure, but it's excellent.
Finish: A little short perhaps, with some cider apples and more fresh almonds. The smokiness would fade away a little bit but we'll find quite some brine in the aftertaste. And riesling.
Comments: Excellent, kind of the opposite of the young Whic. I'm sure a few more watts would have done it much good. Oh and the name Morrison sure suggests this could be Bowmore.
Morrison is a well-established house in Scotch whisky and are home to the Carn Mor single cask series, Mac-Talla Islay single malt, Old Perth sherry-cask blended malt and Bruadar whisky liqueur.
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