Monday, April 7, 2014
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013
The second edition of Kilchoman's Machir Bay was released in 2013 and, according to the website, consists of a "vatting of 4 and 5 year old ex-bourbon casks, with the 4 year casks being finished in Oloroso sherry butts for 4 weeks prior to bottling."
Kilchoman Machir Bay 2013, 46% abv ($55)
The nose is exactly what you expect it will be, sock you in the face Islay peat and brine. Big and peaty and oceany. The palate mostly follows suit but with a trace of sweetness. You can definitely taste the youth. Very little of the sherry finishing comes through. The finish is a very nice blast of peat.
This is a good, solid Islay malt.