Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength, Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2021 (Scotland)
Producer Notes: Delayed from its scheduled release in 2021, Machir Bay Cask Strength was finally released in 2022 and arrived to the US in 2023. This edition is made using the same vatting recipe as regular Machir Bay however, rather than reducing the strength to 46% abv Kilchoman released a limited number of bottles at cask strength; 58.3% abv. The higher abv allows for the quality and intensity of the Kilchoman spirit to shine.
NOSE: Opens with light, fruity notes influenced by our distillation. Being cask strength, allows for intense waves of fresh green apple followed by candied tropical fruits. Lasting hints of dry, earthy peat smoke become the backbone for the 2021 release.
PALATE: Noticeably powerful at cask strength allowing for a concentrated palate combining citrus notes of lemon and orange peel. As the whisky opens it reveals a dominant honeycomb-sweetness that makes way for a profile driven by milk chocolate, provided by a Bourbon-rich maturation.
FINISH: A slight cracked black pepper spice combined with nutmeg. The oily, rich texture of this whisky delivers an increasingly smoky influence. Overall, a unique balance of heavily peated malt, slow distillation, and Oak character./p>
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