Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Ex-Bourbon Barrels & Oloroso Sherry Butts
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
MBA 23.09.15 15/55
Added on
09 May 2015 5:24 pm by Pxrider

Average value

€ 48.06

11 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

329 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.79 points

  1. PaulDvorak scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Open, bold, with the aroma of wood chips, vanilla, melon and chalk, the taste is slightly bitter, with acidity, with the nuances of a burnt tree, malt and lemons, the finish is long, sharp, with a rich bitterness and nuances of burning.
    Molt about the finish, the rest was very faded and boring, I don’t understand where such high marks and enthusiasm come from.

    RATING: 82pts - [n21, t20, f21, b20] → | 80-82: Ordinary |

  2. Julia E S scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior


    Smoky, very organic smoke (grilled vegetables: zucchini and melanzanis), in addition to a nice canned peach, subtle citrus notes and something farm-like, cereal.

    Taste / disposal

    First canned peach and cereals, then cucumber water that keeps until the finish. The smoke is very organic, as in the nose. The oak is very discreet. Everything together very well. The finish is medium long.

    Overall a good straight smoker!

  3. diamond2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: smoke from the fire (not very intense) refined oil, vanilla and fruit parts: lemon peel, drank apples and sweet melon, oak, sea breeze. The fruit part is intertwined with light smoke, nice.
    Taste: peat, smoke, pleasant sweetness with bitterness, a hint of chalk
    Aftertaste: smoky, fresh, stewed heads, oak, a hint of prunes, rather long, but very delicate
    Rating: 84
    Bottom line: great work! For molt 4-6 years of aging, I did not find oloroso here, maybe it gave me the melon in flavor, it looks like a classic bourbon extract. The producer with this hammer probably wanted to get closer to the classic 10k and 12k Ailas, well, they succeeded and he is better than Bowome Legends, and Lafroyg Select is for sure. In style it resembles Kul Ilu and Bouumo with their light peat and a slope in fruit.

  4. ZMAng scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Sweet, smoky nose. Thin, no cling. Quite a long finish.

  5. ZMAng scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Sweet, smoky nose. Thin, no cling, floral sweetness. Long finish.

  6. Theune32 scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Daan Tje scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. martinni scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  10. pianoman scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Burning damp wood, leather, citrus fruits, some turpentine. Light fresh sweetness.
    • Taste
      Fresh and clear with a light sweetness. Glazed ginger. Smoky malt.


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