Review #1002 – Kilchoman Machir Bay, Ray’s Wine and Spirits Selection

Review #1002| Scotch Review #337 – Kilchoman Machir Bay

The Schtick: Kilchoman Machir bay is named after one of Islay’s beaches near Kilchoman. This is a special vatting for a local retailer that is comprised of a blend of 85% ex-Buffalo Trace bourbon barrel spirit and 15% Oloroso cask matured spirit. It is bottled at 46% ABV with no filtering or coloring. The vattings are done in 30 barrel batches, and use barley peated to the supplier standard of 55ppm.

Distiller: Kilchoman

Bottler: Kilchoman

ABV: 46% ABV

Age: NAS

Nose: Kiwi, honey, lemon and cream. Rich phenols. Wet and musty, wet grass, charcoal, soap stone and ash.

Taste: Thin mouth feel, some heat. Lots of honey, malty wet grass. burning rubber. Some sulphur and butter cream.

Finish: Short, ashy and loaded with lemon and vanilla.

Overall: This is good, but young and very little wine influence. Definitely not bad, and a great starter from Kilchoman, but there is some work to be done. I think most of the flaws here just stem from being young.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 4

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