Moch is a no-age-statement release where the barley isn’t as heavily peated as the standard 12-year-old. It’s a very similar price to the standard bottling, and the cut-back on PPM reveals some very appealing flavours.
Nose: Sea air, brine, soft smoke, sea-shells and sand. This is a walk on the Atlantic coast.
Palate: Oily but delicate coastal notes allow some soft fruit to come through with a hint of that lemon candy and sherbet. Very soft in the mouth.
Finish: Salt and pepper.
I actually like this more than the standard release. And that’s saying something because I really like the standard release. If you’re looking for an easy-sipping, interesting, and affordable Islay malt then look no further.
No doubt, it was intentionally engineered to be all of those things – but in their objectives, I think Diageo have done well with this one.
Available on Master of Malt for £42.75.