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Kilchoman 'Machir Bay'

(46%, OB, NAS, 2012)
Average Score: 84
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryKilchoman
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameKilchoman
Bottling NameMachir Bay
Alcohol By Volume46%
Issued2012
Average Score84


Maniac Ratings
Konstantin Grigoriadis82
Ho-cheng Yao85
Craig Daniels81
Thomas Lipka84
Oliver Klimek87


Retired Maniac Ratings
Keith Wood85


Tasting Notes
Craig DanielsNose: lots of powdered sugar and coal tar peat. Palate: sweet and smoky, tar and rubber. Finish: sweet, metallic, papery and short. Clean but curiously spiky and the sweetness and peat don't mesh all that well. let down by a curiously cardboard furriness in the finish.
Oliver KlimekColour: Straw - Nose: Peat smoke, vanilla, lemon zest, liquorice, camphor, cloves and pepper - Palate: Rather strong peat, hints of smoked ham, vanilla, liquorice, nutmeg, cloves and hints of pepper. - Finish: Very long, smoky and slightly spicy. - Overall: Once more Kilchoman has managed to issue a young whisky that is extremely enjoyable. The endless finish is its biggest asset as well as the affordable price.