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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343 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

53 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.80 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. 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

  3. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Albaron scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    A strong smoker, but otherwise mild, although so young, which one notices, good to drink, very tasty and uncomplicated. He has a few rough edges, but that's not wrong.
    • Nose
      dry smoke, creamy toffee, vanilla, lemon, some menthol and malt
    • Taste
      dry smoke, vanilla and some fresh lemon and menthol. Maltings interwoven in everything. A reflection of the nose
    • Finish
      the smoke stays pretty long, in addition to the malting

  10. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81


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