KILCHOMAN Machir Bay ~ ISLAY, SCOTLAND
83.56/100 - The Whisky Base
Kilchoman's Machir Bay is an excellent single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. The distillers use whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts, resulting in a well-balanced flavour profile, with highlights of vanilla biscuits, light fruit and wafts of warm peat smoke. A top expression from Islay's farm distillery.
Nose - Citrus zests, crumbly vanilla biscuits and layers of elegant peat smoke.
Palate - A generous burst of tropical fruit and dried raisin opens the palate. Warming smoke continues to waft playfully.
Finish - Sherried fruits and sprinkle of cracked black pepper.
Kilchoman was the first distillery to be built on Islay in over 124 years. The distillery was founded in 2005 by Anthony Wills and is Islay’s only farm distillery, producing Single Farm Single Malt. Kilchoman is one of the few whisky distilleries in Scotland to remain independent.