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Kilchoman Machir Bay

Kilchoman Machir Bay

Size: 0,7 l
(46.0% ABV)
€52,01
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  • BrandKilchoman
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionIslay
  • DistilleryKilchoman
  • Age4 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry casks
  • Alcohol46.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.

The New Kid on Islay.

Kilchoman (pron. Kil-Ho-Man), is the first distillery to be established on Islay in over 124 years. It was started in 2005 by Anthony Wills, who ran an independent single cask bottling company for 8 years, and was immersed in building the ultimate farm distillery, where he’d take Whisky back to its roots.

The Kilchoman distillery is unique for several reasons. It's one of only six Scotch distilleries to carry out traditional floor maltings, and one of only two to do the malting, distilling, maturing and bottling on premise. Furthermore, they grow their own Barley on the farm itself, whereas most other distilleries purchase it around the country (or even abroad). They use 30% of their own barley, and the balance is purchased from Port Ellen Maltings. It’s one of the smallest Scotch distilleries, with an annual output of 120,000 litres, and when you talk about artisanal, this is as good as it gets with Scotch Whisky. They've been rocking it ever since they started, and we should all be mega excited to see where it leads to next.

Machir Bay is their main product. It's a vatting of 4 and 5-year-old Bourbon cask matured and Oloroso-finished malt. Machir Bay was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2012 International Wine and Spirit Competition, and it was also named Whisky of the Year at the International Whisky Competition. Definitely one of the most exciting Scotch releases out there in the recent years, with a different style than you'd expect from an Islay Scotch. Still peated, mind you, but just different. It's more subdued, expressed differently.
 

Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • sherry sherry
  • white chocolate white chocolate
  • lemon peel lemon peel
  • black pepper black pepper
  • strawberry strawberry
  • butterscotch butterscotch
  • peaty peaty
  • barley barley

Appearance / Color
Light straw.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Smoky, hay/straw, salted white chocolate, hints of sherry notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Black pepper, butterscotch, very clean, light, with lemon peel, fresh strawberries and fruit punch.

Finish
Long, round and peated.

About

The New Kid on Islay.

Kilchoman (pron. Kil-Ho-Man), is the first distillery to be established on Islay in over 124 years. It was started in 2005 by Anthony Wills, who ran an independent single cask bottling company for 8 years, and was immersed in building the ultimate farm distillery, where he’d take Whisky back to its roots.

The Kilchoman distillery is unique for several reasons. It's one of only six Scotch distilleries to carry out traditional floor maltings, and one of only two to do the malting, distilling, maturing and bottling on premise. Furthermore, they grow their own Barley on the farm itself, whereas most other distilleries purchase it around the country (or even abroad). They use 30% of their own barley, and the balance is purchased from Port Ellen Maltings. It’s one of the smallest Scotch distilleries, with an annual output of 120,000 litres, and when you talk about artisanal, this is as good as it gets with Scotch Whisky. They've been rocking it ever since they started, and we should all be mega excited to see where it leads to next.

Machir Bay is their main product. It's a vatting of 4 and 5-year-old Bourbon cask matured and Oloroso-finished malt. Machir Bay was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2012 International Wine and Spirit Competition, and it was also named Whisky of the Year at the International Whisky Competition. Definitely one of the most exciting Scotch releases out there in the recent years, with a different style than you'd expect from an Islay Scotch. Still peated, mind you, but just different. It's more subdued, expressed differently.
 

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  • BrandKilchoman
  • CategorySingle Malt Scotch
  • CountryScotland
  • RegionIslay
  • DistilleryKilchoman
  • Age4 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry casks
  • Alcohol46.0%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 Warning.
Flavor Spiral TM
  • smoky smoky
  • sherry sherry
  • white chocolate white chocolate
  • lemon peel lemon peel
  • black pepper black pepper
  • strawberry strawberry
  • butterscotch butterscotch
  • peaty peaty
  • barley barley

Appearance / Color
Light straw.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Smoky, hay/straw, salted white chocolate, hints of sherry notes.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Black pepper, butterscotch, very clean, light, with lemon peel, fresh strawberries and fruit punch.

Finish
Long, round and peated.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3763 reviews
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B
Bob
Very smooth with a slight bite...

Very smooth with a slight bite. Heavy body that stays on the pallet to long for me.

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guest
Absolutely Fantastic!

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J
Jonathan
It's Alright, I Guess

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Austin
Pretty Darn Good!

Looks like someone just dropped a rating and dashed! No comment provided.

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Matthew
Did not like. The smell was so...

Did not like. The smell was somewhere between turpentine and bug repellent. The taste was overwhelmed by the aroma. Feel was o.k. Will never suggest this as a good scotch.