Tuesday, June 11, 2024


Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, has announced the launch of a new core range release, from its Mac-Talla Islay Scotch whisky brand.

Mac-Talla Flora (48.2% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels, second-fill Sherry butts and a very small quantity of first-fill Oloroso and PX butts.

Mac-Talla Flora

Each expression in the Mac-Talla range, demonstrates the diversity of Islay whisky and the wide range of styles which can be created on the Island. Flora is a testament to the Island’s botanical richness, reflected in the notes of fragrant blossom, balanced with fresh, costal salinity and gentle peat.

Mac-Talla Flora’s wildflower notes are said to make it the perfect addition to the brand’s existing range: Terra, an earthy whisky with notes of woodsmoke, Mara, a powerful seaside dram, and Strata, a rich and balanced whisky which is as complex and layered as the rocks Islay stands on.

Commenting on the launch, Graeme Mackeddie, Operations Director at Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, said: “When creating Mac-Talla Flora, we use a combination of lightly-peated Islay single malt aged in bourbon barrels, second-fill sherry butts and a very small quantity of first-fill Oloroso and PX butts. The sherry/bourbon ration is approximately 70/30. It is vatted together and returned to second-fill sherry butts to marry for a number of months before bottling. The result is an elegant dram, which perfectly balances delicate floral notes of heather and gorse with Atlantic sea salt and warming peat.”

Mac-Talla Flora, is now available from specialist retailers, for a RRP of £54.00.


Posted by Steve Rush