New 2012 core bottling of the Islay single malt Scotch named after Machir Bay beach just a mile from the Kilchoman distillery. The whisky is a vatting of: 60% 3 year old (ex-bourbon), 35% 4 year old (Oloroso sherry butts) and 5% 5 year old (ex-bourbon).
Peated to 50ppm, aromas of peat and vanilla biscuit are quickly followed by black pepper, kelp and brine. This whiskey drinks beyond its years and offers a balanced but rich mouth feel that features citrus fruit and peat. Machir Bay ends with the quintessential medicinal Islay finish which is nicely augmented by honeyed nuts and sweet spices.
(92°) The first general release from Kilchoman, Machir Bay is named after the prettiest beach on Islay. It is a combination of three, four and five year old whiskeys aged in bourbon and refill sherry casks.