Kilchoman Machir Bay 201770cl / 46%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
- Black Pepper
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017 Reviews
Tasting Notes by The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Clean and fruity, with wood smoke, barley and lemon oil followed by vanilla and toffee.
Palate: Alive with zesty citrus, aromatic peat, vanilla fudge, apple, pear and black pepper.
Finish: Rich wood smoke balanced by clean citrus notes.
Tasting Notes by Stuart P
Nose: Enticing aromas of wood smoke, barley and lemon oil. Clean and fruity, with richness in the form of vanilla custard and toffee.
Palate: Whistle-clean, this is alive with zesty citrus fruit and aromatic peat with the balancing sweetness of vanilla fudge along with notes of apple and pear and a sprinkling of black pepper.
Finish: The rich wood smoke is well balanced by the clean citrus notes.
Comment: Lip smacking and refreshing, this is a delicious Islay single malt that is not only clean and fruity, but has the classic Islay peat character. A great introduction to Islay whisky.
9 Customer Reviews
Very good. Layered. Starting with a striking smoke which is reducing as the grain spirit takes more space on the palate. It shows little oak though and is a pretty nervous dram. Slight more time in the wood would perhaps bring another star to it.
Lovely whisky - surprisingly refreshing with a beautiful, smoky nose.
Its beautiful peaty and full of citrus aroma and taste. Wery nice islay whisky. One of the best i had.
Just a little bit to much smoke and peat for me but ok with a cigar
Surprising amount of smoke and peat taste deapite light color and zesty citrus nose
A lovely dram. The smoke hits before smooth sweet flavours kick in along with a dash of spice. The finish is long and smokey and very pleasant. I hope to come back to this again
As a massive fan of Islay malts, I had never tried anything from Kilchoman before. Machir Bay was my first introduction and I have to say it stands out as a great balance of many of my personal favourite characteristics of a peated whisky. Non chill filtered and natural colouring help assert an authenticity to the brand too.
Simply a beautiful introduction to Islays wonderful malts, this is to my mind and taste one of Islays best, very clean slightly zesty but with a beautifully balanced peaty note indicative of all good islay malts. All in all a wonderful whisky.