Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. Machir Bay is a unique and complex combination of ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts. Machir Bay was first launched in 2012 when it won the prestigious IWSC 2012 Gold Award and more recenty in 2016 it was awarded best Islay Single Malt at the IWC. ABV: 0.46 Barrels: Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Sherry Volume: 700ml Chill Filter: no Coloring: no
TASTING NOTES: Nose: Machir Bay has a beautiful balance of vanilla, smokey butterscotch and rich fruitiness each contributing in complexity and combining to create a truly unique Islay dram
Sanaig, a small rocky inlet located north of the distillery and is the name given to the latest addition to the Kilchoman core range. Sanaig has a prodominantly Oloroso sherry cask influence. These aged Oloroso casks contribute a drastically transformed depth of colour and character compared to the mostly Bourbon cask matured Machir Bay. ABV:0.46 Barrels:Ex-Bourbon & Ex-Oloroso Sherry Volume:700ml Chill Filter:no Coloring:no
TASTING NOTES: Nose:“A beautiful marriage of bourbon and sherry maturation balanced with classic Islay peat smoke and light citrus sweetness”
Loch Gorm 2021
Loch Gorm is the name given to our annual sherry matured limited edition. Named after Islay’s largest freshwater lake neighbouring the distillery, the dark murky colour of the loch’s water is reflected in the rich coppery tones of our sherry matured Loch Gorm release.
Loch Gorm is exclusively matured in oloroso sherry casks from the renowned bodega, Jose Miguel Martin. It is common for distilleries to use a variety of sherry producers but for our consistent quality and character, it is vital that we source them all from just one bodega. We select a combination of sherry butts and hogsheads from Jose Miguel Martin that provides two separate styles of maturation.
These ex-oloroso sherry casks impart a combination of heavy sherry notes, spicy dark chocolate, rich fruits and burnt sugar. This balances beautifully with the Kilchoman peat smoke and citrus fruits found within our farm crafted spirit.
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