Kilchoman Machir Bay is a single malt, a blend of vintages aged 80% in bourbon casks and 20% in oloroso sherry casks.
Machir Bay is a beautiful, unspoilt bay on the west coast ofIslay. It has a sandy beach and is close to the Kilchoman distillery. Small rivers with picturesque names flow into it such as Allt na Criche and Allt Gleann na Ceardaich...
This whisky is not chill-filtered.
Tasting note from Thomas
The nose is both typically insular and rather rounded. First of all, we can evoke a well iodised peat, slightly vegetal and smoky. Then, it is the cooked white fruits that bring a little sweetness. These are covered with a light film of vanilla sugar and sprinkled with lemon. After a few moments, slivered almonds and white flowers provide a little contrast.
The palate is in the same spirit. The texture is silky and we discover a slightly smokier peat, still iodized and, this time, enriched with slightly burnt aromatic herbs. The part that coats the palate still comes from those white fruits with vanilla sugar. The second part of the palate gains liquorice and camphor as well as some lemons (preserved, juice).
The finish is well carried by a peat that has become more vegetable (seaweed, camphor) but we still sail in iodized and sweet waters. The aromatic herbs, the vanilla sugar and the lemon juice are then preserved by our taste buds.
"A peaty whisky, well iodised and sweetened by vanilla sugar fruits... "
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