Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vattings and Kilchoman Port Quarter Cask Finish

Three limited edition exclusively for Whisky.de

 

Three limited Kilchoman Single Malt Whisky editions were exclusivly bottled for Whisky.de. One is a single cask bottling with a finish in a Ruby Port quarter cask, the other two are Machir Bay Collaborative Vattings. For those Machir Bay editions the proportions of bourbon and sherry casks differ from the classic one.

Kilchoman Machir Bay is the standard bottling of the Islay distillery, the most important member of the core range. The peatyness of the barley that is used is 50ppm. The Machir Bay is a whisky without age statement; the majority is five to six year old whisky. It is batched from bourbon barrels and a small amount of sherry casks, the ratio being around 90% / 10%.

With the Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vattings, fans of the distillery can get to know the aromatic influence of different vattings and the impact of the sherry casks. Whisky.de exclusively presents the Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting 85/15 with a sherry cask content of 15% and the Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting 87.5 / 12.5 with 12.5% cask content. As with the classic Machir Bay, the alcohol content is 46% ABV. Both editions are strictly limited.

The single cask edition Kilchoman Port Quarter Cask 'Whisky.de exclusive' 2013/2020 is also limited, of course. After about seven years of aging in first fill bourbon casks, the whisky (50ppm) was finished in a Ruby Port quarter cask. Due to the small volume of the casks, it has a big influence on the whisky. Limited to 146 bottles, this Kilchoman Single Malt was bottled at 56% ABV.