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Overall rating
84.02/100
votes
255
Whiskybase ID
WB40752
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon / Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5060210700218
Added on
16 Mar 2013 1:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 71.97

16 × in wishlist

255 × member ratings

628 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

44 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.02 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Initially peat smoke, seaweed and a touch of salt. With a little water I start to pick up crême brulée, pecan nuts, cough syrup and woody notes.

    Taste: peat, vanilla and some citrus fruits

    Finish: not that complex of a finish though a rather long one. It's basically a lot of charcoal and as a result a little bitter.

    Already a rather good malt, but it would really benefit from a few extra years maturation, especially in the finish.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      79 79

  2. Cubey666 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    tasted this one blind, good stuff!
    • Nose
      87 87
      moderately peated, smoke from bonfire with wet wood, also some sweetness, such as melon and peaches and tangerines.
    • Taste
      85 85
      tasty! smoking charcoal, somewhat sweet, tree bark
    • Finish
      86 86
      ends with a nice dry and sweet twist.

  3. kanpai79 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    Easy drinking all day whisky. Uncomplicated, is young but doesn't matter. Still liked and quite palatable.
    • Nose
      light alcohol, dry, smoky, the kind of campfire, looks a bit green, like fresh woodcut (oak?), fresh, menthol, a little citrus and vanilla, slightly metallic
    • Taste
      dry smoke, vanilla, some alcohol, warming, very sweet with honey notes, some citrus and a slightly bitter pleasant malt aroma
    • Finish
      Smoke remains and then a touch of oak comes through the sweetness.

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    Acts very young and unfinished. It remains an impression of sugar and smoke, otherwise not very powerful behind. Did not impress me.
    Fairly weak for 46% by volume
    • Nose
      Smoke and citrus, otherwise hard to crystallize, is very closed
    • Taste
      Medium sweet (and then pure sugar) smoke and citrus
    • Finish
      Medium and warm, smoke

  8. jhut scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Rating: 81 points, € 31.- Note: Let me think Finlaggan, also a whisky with a good price-quality ratio so considering the theme that could be best. Blind tasted during BOL tasting in December 2017
    • Nose
      Little smoke, very salty, clear dry peat influence, seaweed. Little to no wood influence. No fruit, not very complex but pleasant. Very dry.
    • Taste
      Silver, sweeter than the nose. Reasonably strong
    • Finish
      More smoke affects than the nose, wider developed than the nose. Dryer than the pallet. Do not hang around very long, little development. Pleasant taste

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Koning scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    The
    combination of heavy peat and light, clear and fruity style (bourbon matured)
    works out well for me. Has a full taste, doesn't feel like a 4 year old
    whisky at all!
    • Nose
      Dry and
      heavy peat smoke, Islay style (plasters/band aid), sea air present too.
      Furthermore I find  anise, vanilla and
      a clear fruitness (pear, pineapple, apple).
    • Taste
      Creamy
      and soft, soon breached by heavy eat smoke and saltiness. Accompanied by
      licorice, salmiac, pear juice and banana.
    • Finish
      Rather
      clean and mineral with dry smoke. Furthermore licorice, pear, 7up(oddly
      enoufgh), a hint of coffee and oysters.

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