Mac-Talla Red Wine-Barriques

Rich, Dried Fruits
The Mac-Talla Red Wine Barriques is a limited edition, bottled at 53.8% by Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers. It is a single malt from an unnamed distillery on the Scottish island of Islay. The 24 married casks were pre-filled with wines from the Bordeaux region in France.
Mac-Talla Red Wine-Barriques
Mac-Talla Red Wine-Barriques
Single Malt Whisky | No Age Statement | 53,80 % ABV. | 112,85 €/l | Distillery Unknown | bottled by Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers | produced in Scotland (Islay) | Whiskybase ID 214684


The first impression of the Mac-Talla Red Wine-Barrique delights the senses with a rich and complex variety of flavours. Blackberries, cherries and red grapes dominate the nose, accompanied by an intense smoky flavour. This smoky flavour is accompanied by ashy notes and a dirty character that gives the whisky a rustic depth. Yeast and a distinct sweet fruitiness behind the smoke complete the olfactory experience. Overall, the odour is reminiscent of a high-quality red wine that has been refined with a smoky note.


The whisky unfolds its full splendour on the tongue. An oily, warming mouthfeel greets the palate, immediately reminiscent of red wine. This impression is accompanied by a warm campfire that once again emphasises the ashy notes. The flavour of port wine shines through, while cinnamon and milk chocolate provide a spicy sweetness. Cherries, sultanas and plums round off the flavour profile and give the whisky a fruity depth that harmonises perfectly with the smoky and spicy elements.


The finish of the Islay malt is long and impressive. Blackberry and slightly bitter oak dominate the finish, while a beautiful spiciness ensures a lingering flavour experience. The fruity sweetness and dried fruit in the finish emphasise the complexity.


The Mac-Talla Red Wine-Barriques is a truly balanced whisky that can be described as a grenade of smoke and wine. The alcohol strength is perfectly integrated and complements the diverse aromas and flavours without overpowering them. Simply good!

Rating: 86/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 85 | Sascha: 87)

Value for Money: 3/5 - Acceptable

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