Kilchoman's Machir Bay is an excellent single malt Scotch whisky from the isle of Islay. The distillers use whisky which has been matured in ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts, resulting in a well-balanced flavour profile, with highlights of vanilla biscuits, light fruit and wafts of warm peat smoke. A top expression from Islay's farm distillery.
Nose: Citrus zests, crumbly vanilla biscuits and layers of elegant peat smoke.
Palate: A generous burst of tropical fruit and dried raisin opens the palate. Warming smoke continues to waft playfully.
Finish: Sherried fruits and sprinkle of cracked black pepper.
-- Masters of Malt