Kilchoman, Machir Bay (700ml)
Kilchoman Distillery - Machir Bay
Single Malt Scotch Whisky From Islay's Farm Distillery
Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range.
It has a vatting of approximately 90% ex-Bourbon barrels and 10% ex-Oloroso sherry casks.
As part of Kilchoman's core range, Machir Bay is permanently available and on-going.
NOSE Lemon zest, vanilla and distinct coastal influence give way to floral intensity, juicy peaches, pears, and wafts of rich spice
PALATE Bursts of tropical fruit and dried sultanas, warming smoke and waves of honey, malt, butterscotch and rich sweetness
FINISH Sherry-soaked fruit, cracked black pepper and sea salt. Long-lasting with layers of citrus sweetness and maritime peat smoke
2023 - The Spirits Business, Scotch Whisky Masters -Gold-
2023 - San Francisco World Spirits Competition -Gold-
2022 - The Spirits Business, Scotch Whisky Masters -Gold-
2022 - USA Spirit Ratings -Gold-
2017 - The Whisky Exchange -Whisky Of The Year
2020 - Ultimate Spirits Challenge -95 Points-
Peated Perfection -"Kilchoman are certainly still one to watch, with whisky this good at such young ages we can expect to see some brilliant releases in the coming years."
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible -94.5 Points "A thudding, thumping dram hitting you like a Dave Mackey tackle. Big peat, perfectly representing a big malt"
About the Distillery
The grounds of Kilchoman are home to some of Islay’s most fertile ground. It is here, in the fields surrounding the distillery, where 200 tons of barley is grown each year. Planting in Spring once Islay’s 50,000 geese have migrated. With their 100% Islay malt and using some of the smallest stills in Scotland Kilchoman produces a spirit of unmatched purity. It is then matured in a combinations of casks predominantly sourced directly from the world renowned Buffalo Trace distillery in USA and Bodega Miguel Martin in Spain. As well as bourbon and sherry casks Kilchoman also fill a number of speciality casks including Sauternes, Red Wine, Rum, Port, Madeira and Cognac casks as well as various secretive experimental casks.