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Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
14
Whiskybase ID
WB58641
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Bourbon / Oloroso Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
832032043126
Added on
05 Oct 2014 8:51 am by nc2malt
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 49.78

2 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  2. euzlpz scored this whisky 65 points Member Senior

    IMHO: it is severely lacking balance, and just too young to be very complex. What it does have going for it is nearly drowned out by too much peat. I like a lot of peat, but where's the balance? The other  notes are nearly lost in the smoke. Not interesting enough for me. I won't penalize it for being young, but for being so young, the price is far too high (in some areas anyway...it's decent  in others). I do believe this distillery is capable of producing excellent whiskies...unfortunately, they are new and finding themselves in the middle of a NAS era...the world may never know, and that's a shame.
    • Nose
      Nearly finished with my 2nd bottle, there are certainly similarities between the two, but also noticeable differences-- the 1st seemed younger and less developed. I purchased the first near the debut release date for the 2014...and the 2nd 2014 after the 2015 was released. I'm reviewing the latter.

      Nose: Young, but of good stock. Just starting to develop beyond the iodine-heavy peat smoke. Tropical fruits...pineapple, starfruit, fresh coconut meat. Maritime sweetness, a smorgasbord of tobacco notes. Green Cuban H2 wrapper leaf, like a Ramón Allonés Specially Selected fresh from the factory-- this green wrapper leaf note stands out beyond the other tobacco notes...distinct natural nicotine sweetness in various forms and stages (plant strain, region, age ect...) 

      Undertones of: whole-pressed red apples, cloves, citrus juices, lemon zest, toasted coconuts...weak (cut) Belgian chocolate-- of the sort that you'd find in Pepperidge Farm cookies...apologies to the people of Belgium...it's a shame, I know. 
    • Taste
      (Entry): Sweet, fruity, briney...iodine and peat smoke.

      (Middle): More peat smoke/iodine...Spicy tobacco notes, candied lemon peel...raw, oily coconut meat. 
    • Finish
      Of good length, however-- a lot of it is due to the high peat ppm...Cheap Belgian chocolate cookies (still good, lol) with hints of toasted coconut, and a lemony kick. Iodine lingers...smokey, sweet. More mellowed and refined than my first bottle of 2014, but still a bit spirity, and far from it's potential...I'd love to see this one with ten years age...*sigh.

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