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Overall rating
83.50/100
votes
131
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
06.06.2018
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon, Oloroso Sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
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Bottle code
06.06.18 18/47
Added on
28 Jul 2018 2:07 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 50,67

18 × in wishlist

131 × member ratings

433 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. Alois scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    A good smoker. Not too strong, not too weak ... with that certain something. Maybe a bit expensive ...
    • Nose
      Sweet and smoky. Tobacco. Subway. BBQ. Clay / soil.
    • Taste
      Soft onset, sweet and smoky. Minimal citrus. Every now and then a bit bitter, then sweeter. Herbs too.
    • Finish
      Relatively long.

  2. dominikbraun scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Intense phenolic smoky, dry character - could also be a Caol Ila - I don't notice much of the Oloroso barrel. There is also a strong vanilla sweetness.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. singlecask_luke scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Compliant, pleasant and unspectacular smoker without many corners and edges. The smoke character is very straight and not very challenging. PLV is absolutely right, one of the smoky whiskys with which you can't go wrong in all respects. Doesn't have too much to offer, but what it has to offer is delicious and nicely done.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Salty, maritime, dry hay, light floral sweetness. The empty glass shows a pleasant sweetness towards vanilla.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Maritime, light peat smoke, salty, dry seaweed, citrus
    • Finish
      86 86
      Warming, smoky, dry wood, pleasant and pleasant smoke

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    A "Machir Bay" by Kilchoman, without indication of age at 46% vol.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Gently smoked bacon on the nose, blackberry glucose, citrus, eucalyptus, slightly medicinal, toilet stone
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smoke, flint, broad sweetness and oily in the mouth, citrus notes, some mint, sage, heather honey
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length finish with nice smoky notes, sweetness and citrus. Well balanced

  6. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This showcases the dinstinct Kilchoman style, but yet not at full potential and lacking depth and balance.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. dramspotter scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    if there is such a thing as an Islay breakfast whisky this would be it; inoffensive to a fault.
    • Nose
      soft and creamy with gentle peat; an underlying astringency, gooseberries
    • Taste
      a little sauvignon and cereal
    • Finish
      short->medium; some roughness and peat to follow

  8. schengel10 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    A powerful, interesting malt!
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      distinct vanilla notes, sweetness, light citrus aromas, some smoke;
    • Taste
      powerful sweet onset, creamy, noticeably vanilla, citrus fruit, beautiful smoky aromas, but distinct, metallic youth;
    • Finish
      medium-length, dry, smoky finish; ashen finish;

  9. Kaleva scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Young, simple, quite OK to drink, but nothing really interesting.
    • Nose
      Fresh, creamy, gently smoky, vanilla, pear, lemon
    • Taste
      Smooth, a bit sweet, resin, porridge, vanilla fudge, lemon zest
    • Finish
      Rather long, spicy, smoky, somewhat nutty

  10. Opeth83 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Too young to rate 85+
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

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