Islay Single Malt Whisky, 'Machir Bay', Kilchoman Distillery
Kilchoman Distillery was founded in 2005 and is the first distillery to be built on Islay for over 120 years. Kilchoman displays all that is great about the grass-roots traditions of Scotch whisky distilling. In addition to being one of the few distilleries to still practice floor malting, barley is also grown on the farm, making Kilchoman the only distillery to employ all parts of the whisky-making process on site. Kilchoman truly is Islay’s farm distillery—from barley to bottling.
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Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is a unique and complex combination of ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso sherry butts, and is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. Machir Bay was first launched in 2012 when it won the prestigious IWSC 2012 Gold Award, and more recently in 2016, was awarded Best Islay Single Malt at the IWC. 46% ABV.
“Machir Bay has a beautiful balance of vanilla, smoky butterscotch, and rich fruitiness, each contributing in complexity and combining to create a truly unique Islay dram.” – John MacLellan, Distillery Manager