On the Isle of Arran’s west coast is a mystical peat bog known as Machrie Moor. Long a source of storytelling that goes back to the Bronze Age, this wild landscape is a place of rugged beauty. Legend has it that the legendary warrior giant Fingal tied his favourite dog, Bran, to the stone circles which have stood on the island for over 4500 years.
Machrie Moor Single Malt is a robust yet refined dram. Capturing the lore of the landscape, it displays all the characteristic fruit and freshness of the Arran style, yet with an added whiff of smoke and earthiness.
This unique whisky is crafted at Arran’s Lochranza distillery with a blend of Scottish-grown barley. The malting process begins by blending them with fresh water from nearby Loch na Davie, reputedly the source of the purest water in Scotland.
The damp barley malts are then dried over a peat-heated fire to give this whisky its distinctive smokiness. Once the malts have been fermented with yeast, the ‘wash’ is then double distilled in copper pot stills, before being laid down to mature in ex-Bourbon barrels.
Isle of Arran Distillers bottle this powerful single malt at a cask strength of 56.2% abv, and to present the whisky in its unadulterated, purest form, and retain its full flavour, choose to not chill filter.
Scottish-grown malted barley, Isle of Arran peat, yeast, Loch na Davie water, matured in ex-Bourbon casks.
A straw gold colour, this peated expression delivers the classic Arran citrus notes, boldened with tropical fruit, dried grass and a whiff of smoke. Balancing earthy elements with freshness, this dram is best enjoyed neat.
Lochranza, Isle of Arran, Scotland