Kilchoman Machir Bay Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 46%
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Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Kilchoman
Style Single Malt Whisky

Kilchoman Machir Bay

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.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

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.

Winner of 3 spirit awards

Distillers' Single Malts 12 years and under - 2022
International Spirits Challenge
Islay No Age Statement - 2019
The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Scotch Single Malt - Islay - 2017
International Wine & Spirit Competition

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Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay
Islay but not fair
Yes its Islay but not fair to compare to others that are more established. For the carries itself well..citrus and slight smoke on the nose..warm apple and pepper on finish...very morish..not an ardbeg or a lagavulin...laph...but not the price good effort. Kilchoman well worth keeping an eye on..👍
Paul H , United Kingdom
one month ago
The best ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Super smoky, peaty, face over a bonfire type!

My go to whiskey, very under priced in my opinion 😂

People saying it’s too smoky and peaty…Have you read the label?
Toby Callaghan , United Kingdom
3 months ago
Absolutely brilliant, moreover the bottle fits nicely in the locker …..
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Trying a little too hard?
Typical Islay, which I enjoy, & I also find it powerful on the peat/smoke but its lack of age & depth of character is evident. Nothing special beyond those signature Islay notes shines through, really. Not bad, but it should have been aged longer to round out its flavor. Ardbeg's Wee Beastie 5 demonstrates the benefits of just a little more patience. But Kilchoman is definitely headed in the right direction.
A. Craig H , Canada
one year ago
Not there yet
As a Islay lover I wanted to give this a shot. Love their story of being farm distillery. Now I would want to give this a 5 star but it's more like 3 or 4. Opening the bottle it smells vile and like chemical acid. Weird. Let it rest for a while and the nose tones down little. Then picking citrus and hint of peat. Not bad, but not really good. Probably too young. Gonna taste their other products and see if they have what it takes to be Islay whisky. Also a bit overpriced in my mind.
Matti V , Finland
one year ago
Nice smooth islay
Saw this bottle between the already known, so decided to try it out. At home I realized there was no age indication but I guess I was attracted by the nice package and the unfamiliarity of the brand.
After pouring in a glass I was quite surprised by the gentle Islay smell, very smooth, citrus, butter and no strong alcohol smell, even at 46%. At the palate a bit strong, with honey, dried nuts, chocolate, but the finish was really smooth, again with citrus dominating, perhaps a bit of apricot.
Can recommended this whiskey, there are better ones (aren't there always?) but this one is clearly nice. Will buy again and that says enough.
Coen , Netherlands
2 years ago
An excellent smoky, pleated single malt in the Islay style
Lagavulin 16 is in short supply in the US northeast right now, presumably because of the boats piled up at a few backlogged ports. This is a reasonable option while I wait. Lacks the complex citrus aromas and flavors of the Lagavulin, but in its favor the Kilchoman does offer the smoky peat I look for, sweeter aromas of spice cake and fruit, and salty hints of sea-spray.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
A decent Islay
Some reviews on here fail to grasp that this is a typical Islay. Reasonably heavy on the peat. If you don’t like peated whisky don’t buy this.

Have this neat and at 46% you’re not going to pick up any subtle flavours. A dash of water brings out the sweet honey and sherry notes which combine really well with the oak and smokiness.

Is it comparative to a a lagavulin 16 at a a similar price? No. But it’s different in a good way.

A man who only has one Islay really has none at all. Add it to the collection.
Olly , United Kingdom
2 years ago
Not the best
Relies too much on the peat. Not a smooth finish and underaged
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago
Faultless Islay
An already classic expression from Kilchoman, drink this at your own peril! You’ll end up down the rabbit hole of wanting to buy everything that these incredible folk put out! Proper whisky.
Master of Malt Customer
2 years ago