Kilchoman Machir Bay

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11640
Kilchoman
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
2015
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry - Oloroso
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Zitrus:
Lemon:
Lemon:
Lime:
Lime:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Vanilla:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Seaweed:
Fruit:
Bonfire Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Seaweed:
Orange:
Medicinal Smoke:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:
Apple:
Orange:
Apple:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Salt:
Floral:
Caramel:
Oil:
Ham:
Malt:
Honey:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Barley:
Alcohol:
Honey:
Ham:
Oil:
Fruit:
Floral:
Chocolate:
Nuts:
Oak:
Oak:
Salt:
Barley:
Herbs:
Tasting
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Spices:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Fruit:
Salt:
Nuts:
Oil:
Oil:
Ham:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Lemon:
Herbs:
Lemon:
Chocolate:
Honey:
Pepper:
Ham:
Pepper:
Grass:
Lime:
Grass:
Lime:
Herbs:
Sherry:
Chili:
Mint:
Grapefruit:
Cherry:
Raisin:
Heather:
Orange:
Dark Chocolate:
Cherry:
Herb:
Mint:
Chili:
Grapefruit:
Orange:
Raisin:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Salt:
Spices:
Sweet:
Spices:
Sweet:
Malt:
Malt:
Zitrus:
Fruit:
Tropical Fruit:
Lemon:
Chili:
Alcohol:
Ginger:
Floral:
Pepper:
Orange:
Orange:
Pepper:
Floral:
Ginger:
Lemon:
Fruit:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Herbs:
Tropical Fruit:

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20. Mar 2016
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09. Sep 2015
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26. May 2017
Islay's youngest distillery (ESTḌ 2005) presents its 'Machir Bay' NAS expression with 46% ABV, natural color and non-chill filtered. Fairly simple on the nose, you get earthy, dusty peat smoke with lime juice and honey. The arrival is fresh, slightly spirity but well-composed with sweet spices, dry peatiness and some salted peanuts. Tasting briny, peppery and aromatic in the development, the finish is clean with slowly fading notes of dark chocolate and smoked ham. Kilchoman is definitely getting there, though rather expensive at this moment in time.
RATING: 3.5/5.0 ≙ 84 pts
dcatinella
09. Dec 2017
Adam_Li
30. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Medizinischer Rauch peat smoke;Orange Zitrone Schinken Seetang
Taste:
Süße Rauch Gewürze Früchte Orange Zitrone Kirsche Chili
Finish:
medium long;Gewürze Chili
Comment:
Tomasz
21. Oct 2019
Nosing: Vanille Vanille Vanille Süße Rauch mostly vanilla, fresh and vibrant, even if it young whisky there is no hint of alkohol, a bit herbal, smoke on the background

Taste: Süße Vanille Karamell Honig Schinken Rauch Kräuter Minze full, oily, smooth, you will never know it;s quite young, peat smoke is nicely dancing with sweetness, vanilla, and fresh herbal notes.

Finish: qiute long, smoky, nice

Comment: Kilchoman is a very nice suprise, as I would not expect so good, unique whisky from whis young distillery. Some notes on palete reminds me of Ardbeg, the peat smoke has some notes from Ardbeg. But do not skip Kilchoman when you do not like Ardbeg, I can't stand the level of ppm and peat in Ardbeg, but this dram was more delicate, sweeter version of Ardbeg but different on the same time. It seems we have another wonderfull deistilery on Islay.
04. Oct 2019
安部克
03. Feb 2021
Nosing:
Rauch Honig Orange Eiche Nüsse card board
Taste:
Rauch Zitrus Zitrone Honig Salz
Finish:
Ingwer Gewürze Salz
Comment:
The first impression is "it doesn't have a such a alcohol flavor than expected. I thought it is non age claim, so this would be too much younger taste. But reality is that this has great balance between peat, smoke, sweetness and citrus. First attack sounds like ripen apricot flavor. In parallel, this doesn't have such a intense peat flavor, very matured than impression that this has 50 ppm. When I add one dash of water, it starts to open orange flavor , and plate changed into tropical flavors.