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Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release

(70cl, 46%)

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release

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Machir Bay 2014 Bottling Note

The 2014 release of Kilchoman's Machir Bay single malt Scotch whisky is here! For the third release in the series, Kilchoman have produced a vatting of 5 and 6 year old ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts. The Machir Bay releases show everyone how Kilchoman and their whisky is developing, and from this dashing Islay single malt, we'd say it's all going rather splendidly indeed.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Initial peat reek gives way to lemon zest (a touch of orange peel too), Viennese finger biscuits and green apple with hints a jam and white pepper. Sticking plasters develop.

Palate: Consistent peatiness interplays with more fruit on the palate with some raisin, cassis and sweet hazelnut (more Oloroso influence evident here) as well as underlying vanilla and winter spice.

Finish: Rolled oats, fruit tang and peat smoke.

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Kilchoman Machir Bay 2014 Release Reviews

Yikes -- Bad --

Very very bad -- I can't drink it - seems like it's cleaning fluid -- I don't trust it -- 2014 malt -- yikes -- Bad --

24th January 2018

Subtle for an Islay

Surprisingly subtle. Nicely peated and not so medicinal as most Islay Single Malts.
A gem in my opinion.

30th November 2016

Pleasantly surprised

I am a lover of peaty malts. This one delivers on the peat but there is enough complexity underneath to make you want to keep sipping to discover new flavors. Perhaps not the best value but unique enough to make it worthwhile

16th November 2016

Too damn expensive... However:

I love the Kilchoman whiskies! Machir Bay is in their lower price range, but still a great dram.

They seem to sell out fast, at least here in Denmark. My advice; if you like islay peat and smoke, and you come across Kilchoman - try them!

21st May 2016


Very very bad.... i drink a lot of scotch, well i guess everyone in a forum like this can admit that. Anyways, this smells and tastes like industrial cleaning agents. I like taking chances at the neighborhood liquor store with scotch and trying new things. I'm referring it so much right now

20th May 2016

To those who reviewed it badly.

You lot aren't adding water are you?

6th February 2016

Young and overpriced, but lovely

This would be a 4 to 5 star if it weren't overpriced. The guys tasting notes are near spot on.

6th February 2016

Did not like

It tasted like left over water from putting out a fire. Charred smoke. Just awful. Poured it out.

22nd January 2016

Forego the cigar...or maybe not?

Heavily charred roasted potato skin right off the campfire coals.
Forego the cigar...or maybe not depending on the cigar's compatibility with Kilchoman's rich peaty smoke.
An utterly satisfying smoky experience that stays and refuses to fade out. Wow, so delicious. Perversely versatile: try some over good vanilla ice cream.

7th January 2016


Crack open the bottle and cover the smoke detectors. It smells like asphalt meets a campfire. Taste? Not much better. Your nose is gone. Your tastebuds are gone. Astringent flavors, overwhelming smoke. There might be other flavors there, but they're so far buried under the lump of coal you're drinking you would never be able to tell.

9th December 2015

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