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Overall rating
86.63/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Bourbon & sherry
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
19/17
Added on
25 Dec 2019 10:08 pm by MiPatrik
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 42.26

4 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

136 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.63 points

  1. Nestheth scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    As the label tells you: Islay single malt scotch whisky. Highly salty. Trademark, yet far from overpowering, islay peat. Nothing new. A fine example of the Islay tradition. I like the design of the bottle, too.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry, butter, fruit. Nose is quite subtle.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oak, peat/pepper, salty liquorice, honey. I'm convinced there's a flavor of bananas in there, somewhere. This draught shows a bit of frame, which is rare for a modern whisky.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Salt, peaty dryness, pepper.

  2. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    It is a very well made Islay, which can best described as a mix of Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.
    Would take this over an Ardbeg Ten anyday. Probably would also choose this over a Laphroaig Quarter Cask.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Peated from a distance. Heavy peat smoke. Best described as a mix of Ardbeg and Laga. Fruity notes hidden underneath. Pears, apples, vanilla, banana. Fresh wood. Hard candy after a while.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Heavy peat. Reminds me of Laphroaig. Heavy wooden notes. Burnt wood. Ashes. Underneath some very faint sherry notes hide. Some citrusy notes as well. Barely noticeable. Burns a bit after some seconds.
    • Finish
      88 88
      New oak, fresh finish. Very long. Stays in the mouth for long and develops a fair bit. A faint hint of sherry?

  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    It is a much better after 1.5 month in a bottle after first attempt. Slow oxidation softens the taste.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

  6. CIB914 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

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