Kilchoman Machir Bay

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
46.0 % Vol.
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Added on
11 May 2016 12:29 pm by RoyC

Average value

€ 42.73

7 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

391 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Kilchoman Machir Bay

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.58 points

  1. Pyromann scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is immediately clear that it is peat, but otherwise not at first very noticeable, but after a while even some cigarette smoke. The taste is definitely a peat bit, but compared to Laphroaig QC this one is in my eyes a class lower.
    • Nose
      Not too pronounced, after a while of mining, smoke, possibly from cigarettes.
    • Taste
      Peat and smoke, but it is not as pronounced as Laphroaig QC.
    • Finish
      Smoke and cigarette tobacco.

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Very good on the palate, but the nose is too young and unpolished for me: pretty yeasty and with unpleasant impressions of burning plastic.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Islay freak scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    In comparison with same aged whiskies
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      76 76

  4. Islay freak scored this whisky 78 points Member Junior

    A young but karakterfull whisky. 
    • Nose
      A smoked peat smell with sweet hint.
    • Taste
      Again Smokey, slightly vanilla/toffee and gist/barley like taste
    • Finish
      A mild taste of the grit on the sides.

  5. CST1986 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    What's there is quite delicious. But it's not enough to grant it a very
    good rating above 85. For what this Kilchoman is offering I find the
    price tag quite hefty too. I mean, I could spend 10 quid less and get a
    Laphroaig 10 or a "Six Isles" or a Finlaggan - all playing in the same
    league. I've got an affinity for the farm distillery philosophy at
    Kilchoman, but I'd rather save my money for the fabulous Loch Gorm.
    • Nose
      Clean, peaty, smoky, young. Burning grass, slightly medicinal. Salted
      lemons, crispy citrussy barley and liquorice. Soft heather honey note
      and salty and sour brine. Simple but pleasant.
    • Taste
      Good attack, but not very full. Quite alcoholic. Flavourwise it gets
      thinner in the development. Salty and peaty, medicinal and mentholy.
      Again, simple and far from complex, maybe a bit too young too, but it's
      not a bad whisky at all.
    • Finish
      Medium to short, leaves the mouth cool and fresh though, sweet and grassy peat in the aftertaste.

  6. valery77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Allandale scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Just for the start...
    • Nose
      Soft cooked fruits,strong peaty aromas and citrus.
    • Taste
      Mixed fruits, vanilla and intense sweetness. 
    • Finish
      Signature Kilchoman, with a long lingering finish.

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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


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