Kilchoman Distillery

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 'Machir Bay'

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 'Machir Bay'

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky Machir Bay Kilchoman Distillery
  • Single malt Islay Scotch whisky distilled by Kilchoman Distillery
  • 100% malted barley peated to 50 ppm
  • 85-hour fermentation
  • Twice distilled in Forsyths copper pot stills
  • Non-age statement; aged in a combination of ex-bourbon barrels and ex-Oloroso sherry butts
  • Lemon zest, juicy peaches, and a distinct coastal influence on the nose leads to a palate bursting with tropical fruit, dried sultanas, and warming waves of honey, malt, and butterscotch. Cracked black pepper and sea salt close the finish.
  • Gold medalist at the 2023 San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • No additives or coloring
  • Non-chill filtered; 46% ABV

Named for Islay’s most spectacular beach, the flagship expression from the Kilchoman Distillery demonstrates a distinct balance of classic Islay character and fresh, floral complexity from the high proportion of bourbon barrels in the blend.


United Kingdom
Spirit Type:
Scotch / UK Whisky
Spirit Sub Type:
Single Malt / Malt / Pure Malt

Sizes Available

Full Bottle UK-XKL-01-NV 12/750ml

Tasting Notes

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. 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

Press & Reviews

San Francisco Spirits Comp
"A quintessential Islay peated whisky, this single malt opens with intense Band-Aid aromas. Allowed some time to settle in glass, those notes soon give way to alluring brown sugar and mesquite, and a palate that brims with caramel sweetness. Kilchoman is not just the only independent farm distillery on Islay but a lesser-known producer to keep an eye on and introduce your smoky-whisky-drinking friends to."