Kilchoman Machir Bay

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
European Tour 2018
Number of bottles
59.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
2018 European Tour
Added on
01 Oct 2018 12:38 pm by chalky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 82.25

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65 × member ratings

301 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.32 points

  1. ConvalRen scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Munt scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Malthead19 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    - 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
      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

      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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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;

  7. 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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