Kilchoman Machir Bay

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon / Oloroso Sherry
46.0 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Blue Label
Added on
17 Feb 2012 10:35 pm

Average value

€ 79.95

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346 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

54 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.74 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Comparison tasting Machir Bay 2012, 2012, 2014, 2015 in the chat-Stammtisch. My order: '15 - '14 - '12 - '13
    • Nose
      At the beginning green / immature apple and ashen smoke. The smoke settles, the apple steps back, it remains in honey stirred ashes. Lemon is coming.
    • Taste
      Strong peaty start with a good shot of lemon juice. Grease and bearing oil, rain-soaked asphalt. Getting dry quickly. The lemon evaporates quickly. At the back slightly malty. Late comes a slightly metallic aftertaste.
    • Finish
      Dry, smoky, a tiny bit of oak.

  2. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    My first Kilchoman love. I especially love these older machir bay versions.
    • Nose
      A lovely youthful nose giving loads of sweetness and freshness with a gentle whiff of peat. The balance on the nose is really great. It’s giving soft citrus fruits like lime, tangerine and lemon lemonade. Further more I get straw, mint and chalky notes. I absolutely adore this. For such a young whisky it has a great and interesting nose!
    • Taste
      Soft, oily and syrupy. Very pleasant mouthfeel. Again loads of gentle citrus fruits here, as well as some spices like licorice, cinnamon and a whiff of cocoa. The peaty character shines through very refined and alive.
    • Finish
      The long finish is giving sawdust/woodshaving kind of flavors along with quite some spices and mild campfire flavors. It’s hanging in there like a champ. I absolutely adore this!

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Smoky, complex for his age, sweet, round but with a good punch.

  4. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very Laphroaig on the nose at first: smoke and ashes. Then, more sweetness with barley sugar, a hint of grapes and sherry. The storm passed, vanilla. On the palate, powerful and maritime, then more greedy with cereals, a prune side with honey at the end of the mouth. Peaty finish, fruity, a little sweet and very salty, very long on the ashes. Enthusiasm 3/5

  5. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. Lorion scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Straight smoker, a bit immature. 65!
    • Nose
      Smoky, fresh, youthful.
    • Taste
      Biting alcohol. Smoke. Slight citrus, slightly bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, ashy.

  7. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Young whisky. Needs more maturation. Overrated.
    • Nose
      w/o water: dry smoke. Minty. Dry lavender. Freshly clipped ivy. Light sweetness of dried flowers.

      w/ water: more mild. More sweet. Less smoke.
    • Taste
      w/o water: dry-sweet arrival. Development of dry heat to sharp nip.

      w/ water: short, soft and sweet arrival. Very dry development. Briny smoke. Maritime notes.
    • Finish
      w/o water: dry-spicy-sweety finish.

      w/ water: briny, maritime, minral finish

  8. Cubey666 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: some light smoke, quite fruity with some smoked meat notes. tasty!

    Taste: vanilla and peat, some hints of smoke and meat.

    Finish: medium long.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2012]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert "Islay" tasting at Bonn.

    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 80.  My notes state a very immature profile (yes, this is underage whisky!).  This bach was a multivintage release of 3+4+5 year old Kilchoman.

  10. uap304 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I'm going to have to come back to this distillery in the future.
    • Nose
      Burning. Faint peat.
    • Taste
      Chewy and oily. A splash of sweet vanilla and then candied fruits. Nice balance of fruit and wood. Young and peppery. A mix of light peat and tobacco.
    • Finish
      Long and lasting. Tobacco turning to leather and malt.


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