Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength Christmas Edition
70cl / 58.6% abv
Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength Christmas Edition Description
Be in Machir Bay in spirit this Christmas! This limited edition from Kilchoman distillery in Islay has taken their Machir Bay expression and produced it in its purest form at cask strength. There's also a festive twist on the box, featuring sheep in Santa hats! Machir Bay whisky itself is named after the beautiful beach located just two kilometres from the distillery and is matured in a selection of both bourbon and sherry barrels. A dram of this comes at a sturdy 58.6% abv.
Nose: lemon zest and vanilla are on the forefront, but eventually mellow to allow a burst of floral intensity, juicy pears and peaches to take control.
Palate: rich with dried sultanas, warm smoke with a honey-like sweetness.
Finish: strong notes of cracked pepper, sea salt and coatings of citrus that eventually fade and give way to a long-lasting flavour of peat smoke.