The limited edition batches of Arran's peated Machrie Moor single malt have proved very popular indeed. So popular, in fact, that the distillery on the eponymous island has made the decision to add it to its permanent range! Ideal!
The name for this expression comes from a mysterious peat bog on the western side of the island. Not only will you find peat at Machrie Moor, but stone circles too - one of which was apparently used by a giant to tether its dog to. Hence the dog on the label (its name is Bran).
Nose: Peppery malt with a hint of baked earth sneaking in there. Balanced by orchard fruit and eucalyptus.
Palate: A burst of lychee juice as it opens, before waves of dry smoke and cut grass appear.
Finish: Lingering orange zest and lemongrass.
-- Masters of Malt