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.
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.