Rich butterscotch, cherry, tobacco leaf…
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2021 Bottling
Machir Bay is Kilchoman Distillery’s big peated malt. This 2021 release does not disappoint as once again this big smoky is matured in combination of American ex Bourbon casks and Oloroso Sherry butts.
Believed to be a vatting of 5yo and 6yo malts. Has been described as tasting of, “fruity and sweet, plenty of peat smoke.
From Whiskyfellow.net, “An oily, medium-bodied mouthfeel featured vanilla, honey, pineapple, and orange peel on the front of my palate. As it moved to the middle, rich butterscotch, cherry, tobacco leaf, and brine tangoed with one another. Then, on the back, I tasted a blast of charred oak from the Bourbon barrels, black pepper, clove, and a hint of leather.
Finish: The finish was long, long, long. It commenced with deep smoke that went beyond char. Black pepper, clove, a certain earthiness, and something herbal joined it. The herbal portion lasted the longest, and when it finally fell off, there was one more kiss of smoke”.