Kilchoman – Machir Bay – 70cl 46%
Kilchoman Distillery was founded in 2005 and is the first distillery to be built on Islay for over 120 years. It is a farm distillery and a proportion of the barley used is grown and malted at the distillery.
Kilchoman is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland producing 120,000 litres of alcohol per year.
Machir Bay, situated half a mile from the distillery, is one of the most beautiful beaches on Islay and is the name chosen their regular single malt.
This 2015 release is a vatting of 4 and 5 year single malt, matured in fresh bourbon barrels, with the 4 year old being finished in oloroso sherry butts for 4 weeks prior to bottling.
Nose: Soft cooked fruits with strong peaty aromas
Palate: Soft mixed fruits and vanilla with an intense sweetness.
Finish: A Classic Islay malt now showing the benefit of additional ageing. A long lingering finish.