Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017

Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017
Whisky Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017
Type Single Malt
Cask Bourbon cask,Sherry
Abv 46%
Rating 81/100
Reviews of Kilchoman Machir Bay 2017
says on May 10, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

intense peat flavor overwhelms everything else even more than an Ardbeg 10. GD overall but a few drops of water help it out. still a worthy dram

says on April 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

impressive use of less peat

Nose

Just a bit of peat, grassy, lemon and honey

Palate

peat, but not overwhelming, grassy, lemon, ash

Finish

that peat. salt and pepper, smoke

says on April 25, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

pretty good

Nose

Just a bit of peat, grassy, lemon and honey

Palate

peat, but not overwhelming, grassy, lemon, ash

Finish

that peat. salt and pepper, smoke

says on March 4, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Jamais déçu avec le Machir Bay, un vrai regal comme tous les millésimes.

says on January 23, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Mmmmm. If you like Islay peat, here you are

says on December 18, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smooth and sweet

says on August 15, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Interessanter, frischer Malt. Noten von Zitrusfrüchten und Vanille. Entfaltet sich prickelnd und hat einen angenehm langen, erdigen und etwas salzigen Abgang.

says on August 9, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Mmmm got to love that kilchoman peat. All about the peat and smoke on this one. BBQ and brine on the nose. Palate is similar with an oily feel. This neck pour is pretty simple and not complex. Enjoyable but not displaying too much character. However since kilchoman's signature flavor is so good, I'll continue to drink and buy.

says on July 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Delicious briney peat smoke with a sweet roundout. Can't wait to try more of their offerings.

says on June 30, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale gold

General description

Smoky and sweet. Almond flavors with hint of brine.

Nose

Smoke, pepper

Palate

Almond, sweet corn, citrus, charcoal

Finish

Smoke, orange, butter, brine

says on June 22, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 82/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale staw

General description

Nose : banana, sweet, medicinal, peat
Taste : charcoal, warming
Medium earthy finish

says on March 31, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 77/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale staw

General description

In der Nase speckiger, warmer Rauch, Seetang, ein wenig Banane und Zitrus, relativ hell.

Im Mund verbranntes Holz und leichte Süße. Im Abgang zusätzlich leicht fruchtig (Birne) und schokoladig.

Insgesamt hell und spritzig, wie ein trockener Weißwein.

Note: 2

says on March 23, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Very light citrus and smoke. Little butterscotch and seaweed. Good for an intro to smoke for someone.

says on March 3, 2019
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Nose: vanilla and butterscotch up front with sweet peat and smoke behind
Palate: very sweet vanilla and butterscotch, oily sweet smoke, cream
Finish: sweet, smoky, long

says on February 13, 2019
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 81/100
Finish strength: Medium
Color: Pale staw

General description

Decent. I tend to reach past it to its neighbors from Islay.

Nose

vanilla. lemon.

Palate

peat. salty. sour citrus

Finish

peaty finish.

says on December 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Premier goût sec, puis apparition du fumé qui reste présent tout en longueur.

says on December 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

vrij heftige en complexe whisky. lange en complexe nasmaak. flink rokerig. veel turf.

says on December 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Old gold

General description

wieder ein netter Grüß meiner lieblings-Insel.
Leichter Rauch und etwas medizinisches in der Nase.
Wohlige Süße etwas Karamell, Torf und eine für mich schwierig zu definierenden Frucht.
Im mittellangen Abgang wieder ein milder Hauch von Rauch und Holz

says on December 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Schöner rauchig er Whisky für alle Tage.

says on November 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

lekker

says on October 28, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

un grand classique. fruité et frais avec une belle tourbe. une entrée de gamme plus qu'honorable chez kilchoman

says on September 5, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Ein schöner, süßlicher, frischer Rauch in der Nase. Dahinter kommt nach und nach Minze, die von Mango begleitet wird. Im Mund ist der Rauch speckig. Eine mineralische Note ist deutlich. Dazu kommen Kochbananen, die im Abgang deutlicher werden. Dort wird der Rauch auch zunehmend zu einem Lagerfeuer.

says on September 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Old gold

General description

Meh. Salt, peat, wine, and citrus transfer from nose to palate. I think the citrus and wine make it somewhat sour and the finish is short and unimpressive. The average price point is not bad and makes up for the lack of a quality finish, but still just altogether so-so.

says on May 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Tasting @ whisky café L&B Amsterdam, final round.
Off course this tasting had to be finished with an Islay dram.
Because I already had all of the 3 preselected peated ones, the bartender poured me this 46% uncoloured an unfiltered Kilchoman Machir Bay instead.

This pale dram showed beautiful long skinny legs.
It was matured on bourbon and finished on sherry casks.
It was peaty of the earthy kind in combination with honey sweet citrus (lemon and lime).
Somewhat harder to detect were the mineral and floral part and the tobacco. Even some faint ashtray is detectable. Nice!

Sweet peat and citrus also rule the nosing, but there is more going on. Vanilla and caramel take care of the sweet part as brine and raw fish do for the salty part. Herbal is there to with some gras and a faint mint.

The finish is two faced. The smoked ham fades quickly but the ashy part takes it's time to lose it's strength. Strange finishing.
The finishing is the weakest part imho. But still this one tastes very adult and balanced for it's age.
This dram made me curious for the rest of this young Islay distillery.
Why all the NAS expressions of Kilchoman cost more than the older expressions of Lagavulin, Ardbeg an Laphroaig with an age statement, is a riddle to me.

84 points.

43,50€/70cl

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: White wine

General description

nose : boisé, tourbe, marin.
palais : pomme cuite, caramel fumee
final : tres long tabac froid, cendre.

Nose

boisé, tourbe, marin

Palate

pomme cuite, caramel, fumee

Finish

tres long tabac froid, cendre.

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

lange afdronk, veel smaak, goede geur

says on January 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

vanilla peaty delight
fresh citrus nose combined with smoke

says on January 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Vanilla, butterscotch, golden raisins and an introduction to some peat on the nose. Oily slightly peppery and tingly palate that is surprisingly smooth as it goes down. The delicate peat lingers and is the star of the long finish. Excellent whisky!

says on November 24, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Smoke, lemon, vanilla and something earthy on the nose. Tastes of vanilla, smoke and butterscotch are found as promised. Solid Islay!

says on November 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 76/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

flavor is super Smokey, like drinking a campfire

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