Kilchoman Machir Bay

Overall rating
86.42/100
votes
79
Whiskybase ID
WB118392
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
European Tour 2018
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Bourbon
Number of bottles
2310
Strength
59.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060210701802
Bottled for
2018 European Tour
Added on
01 oct 2018 12:38 pm by chalky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 111.27

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79 × member ratings

324 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

12 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.42 points.

  1. WLUO scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Ficelli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice whisky, where the alcohol is very well integrated, hardly any punch despite almost 60% Abv.
    A very nice mixture of sweet and citrus fruity elements and some sweet smoke and subtle peat. Very enjoyable.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very sweet and fruity, subtle smoke, pretty salty, maritime character. Some alcohol but not too hefty, which is quite remarkable for almost 60% Abv. Buttery.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Powerful now, licorice, fresh and sweet. Citrus, vanilla, sweet smoke, pepper, spciy. Salty butter. Very full bodied.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Still powerful but sparkling, fresh, fruity. citrus again, sweet smoke. Later on some wood, long finish.

  4. Wolf68 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. martinseco scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This is not just the bigger brother of the "little" Machir Bay. More on the nose, on the palate and in the finish. Can be enjoyed at full strength, but can also be adjusted with water depending on the form of the day and is still strong!
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. ConvalRen scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. Munt scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    88/100
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Malthead19 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    - Special bottling of the still for the Europa Tour 2018
    - a classic smoking / bourbon barrel storage
    - succeeded quite well even without age
    - significantly better than some smoky standard bottlings
    from various other representatives of this island
    - but for the current price of 100 € significantly above
    shot the target (at least in terms of taste, to
    Everyone has to rate collecting himself)
    • Nose
      intense strong smoke, light sweetness, alcohol well integrated, with water a little lemon is added
    • Taste
      oW:
      a burning sensation on the lips and tongue, tingling, then a strong smoky start, classic ash smoke (goes in the direction of Ardbeg, Caol Ila), oak

      mW:
      more oak and less smoke in the taste, spice, youth (but not unpleasant) citrus, remains quite strong in character, classic combination of smoke and sweetness
    • Finish
      medium-long smoky finish;
      medium-long smoky- somewhat sweet aftertaste

  9. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Sweet, vanilla, smoke ;-)
    I only had better malts in a jar today, but that shouldn't make any difference. I would pour it myself or order it in the bar if the opportunity arises.
    • Nose
      Sweet, vanilla, smoke, so very straightforward Ex-Bourbon Kilchoman, slightly grassy, like a sweetened herbal tea, the smoke is dry and slightly sour, a breeze of cinnamon
    • Taste
      Sweet, vanilla, smoke, really sweet, yellow fruit, creamy, overripe peach, here also quite straightforward, intense, you can still notice the youth, but it is good to drink and offers what you expect here
    • Finish
      ashy smoke, drier mouthfeel, vanilla, slightly metallic

  10. brechtvds scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    color: pale gold
    • Nose
      grassy peat , wet rocks , ash , beeswax ,white fruits , vanilla and some citrus fruits
    • Taste
      heavy peat but also sweet , white fruits , gras , burned oak , some notes of granny smith appels and some pears , honey and vanilla
    • Finish
      short to medium finish ash , oak , vanilla and white fruit

  11. schengel10 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A good Kilchoman - especially for the European Tour 2018 published!
    [Color] honey;
    • Nose
      voluminous, full of aromas of smoke, ash, sweet honey, some citrus, creamy vanilla;
    • Taste
      extremely intense, sweet, smoky onset, bourbon flavors, vanilla, caramel, charcoal, cold ash, pepper;
    • Finish
      almost long, sweet, smoky; Aftertaste ash, pepper;

  12. Malinois scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Tasted Kilchoman Euro Tour 4 Oktober 2018 Heers

    Vatting of 5 casks, not the same as the 46% Machir Bay.

    Comment: high abv% but very full mouth coating feeling. But with some rougher edges of the younger whisky.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Peanut, peat, salty
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peatsmoke, vanilla, light spices, quite mouth coating for whisky at this age. Here and there some rougher edges from the younger spirit
    • Finish
      87 87
      Mouth coating, peatsmoke, vanilla. After 10 minutes again some mouth coating peatsmoke which I do like!

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