Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon / Oloroso Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
12 Aug 2013 6:56 pm

Average value

€ 52.80

4 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.58 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Quite clean peatiness with some meat smoke and some tropical lemon fruitiness.

    on the mouth quite clean, full but somewhat unsurprising.finish is a bit drying. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full, peaty, smoky (bbq), salty, and freshly squeezed lemons
    • Taste
      Very gentle, the soflty smoked barley dominates, some oysters, fishing ropes and lemons. Later also vanilla.
    • Finish
      Lingering, becomes a tad ashy and sooty.

  3. whiskyroma scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. nc2malt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Taken from bottle label, John MacLellan - Distillery Manager
    • Nose
      Color: Light beech

      Soft cooked fruits with strong peaty aromas.
    • Taste
      Soft mixed fruits and vanilla with an intense sweetness.
    • Finish
      A classic Islay malt now showing the benefit of additional aging. A long lingering finish.

  5. BeatF scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    A study of the packaging gives us hints: only the four-year share was finished for a full four weeks in sherry cask. Why is this hurry? This drop falls - despite all the sympathy to Kilchoman - in comparison to its predecessors and even the MB 2012 unfortunately something back. Is still fine, but not excellent.
    • Nose
      Loses youthfulness in comparison to its predecessors, without having already gained the secrecy of old age. Pineapples, other tropical fruits, subtle peat smoke; not exactly the non plus ultra.
    • Taste
      resinous, peaty, pineapple, honey
    • Finish
      Ashen smoke on the palate; the rest first fades away a little colorless, not without then peppering up and passing into dry peat, leaving a somewhat banana-like fuzziness.


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