Kilchoman Machir Bay

70cl / 46%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Kilchoman Machir Bay / Bot.2014
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The third release of Kilchoman's ongoing Machir Bay whisky, bottled in early 2014. It's a vatting of five- and six-year-old whisky matured in first-fill bourbon casks, married and then finished in oloroso sherry butts for four weeks before bottling.
Distillery Bottling
5 Year Old
Bottling Date


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Clove Clove
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate

Kilchoman Machir Bay Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Rocky

    Nose: Sweet, vanilla intermingles with lemongrass and a hint of peat.

    Palate: Rich and creamy, with the initial sweet vanilla turning into dark chocolate, spicy clove and peat smoke.

    Finish: Medium-long, with dark chocolate, clove and peat smoke.

    Comment: This displays the best of both worlds: creamy, sweet vanilla from the bourbon barrels and dark chocolate and clove from the oloroso casks. These flavours are then beautifully integrated with the peat smoke – an exceptional whisky for the price.

8 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    21 August 2015

    Truly amazing. I liken this somewhat to sitting at the seafront, downwind of a peat fire whilst sipping freshly made, slightly sweetened tarmacadam through a cinnamon stick and just every now and then you get a little salty sea-spray hitting you lip.

  • 5
    1 August 2015

    Stunning Dram!

  • 5
    27 April 2015

    machair bay best dram I have tasted

  • 5
    5 March 2015


  • 5
    28 February 2015

    Wow, for it''s age this is simply amazing. I love Islay malts, and this is up their with the best. Lovely peaty, smokey finish. I bought this at Marks & Spencers on a whim to add to my collection, but I shall be getting another bottle for sure.

  • 5
    27 January 2015

    I've not had Kilchoman for about three years, but I picked this up and it blew me away. Fantastic whisky and not too expensive when compared to other Islay malts!

  • 5
    6 November 2014

    Delicious and leafy. Buttery smoothness. It may be young, but it is fantastic.

  • 5
    30 October 2014

    Fantastic smokey dram, quickly becoming my favourite Islay malt!