Kilchoman Machir Bay Scotch
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Kilchoman Machir Bay Scotch

Item # 27382 750mL
$59.96/ Single Bottle
$719.52/ Case of 12
ABV
46.00%
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Tasting Notes

From the only new distillery founded on Islay in 124 years comes this blend 3, 4 and 5 year single malt. Vibrant aromas of peat, brine soaked smoky bacon fat and creamy grain notes awaken the senses. Pungent citrus elements come intermittently. Bright and peppery on the palate with flavors ranging from some bitter chocolate to salted caramel wrapped in a coating of fresh smoke.


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Staff Pick Notes

After 124 years, there’s a new kid in town. Renowned for their craftsmanship and no-frills authenticity, Kilchoman is reviving the lost art of Islay’s foundation, where the distillery is responsible for every step of the whisky making process. Nothing outsourced, with traditional floor maltings to ensure full flavor every time. As the first distillery to be constructed on Islay in over a century, skeptics would sneer and proclaim they have some catching up to do. I beg to differ, as their 100% Islay philosophy stands out from the crowd, so does the liquid in the bottle. Non-chill filtered as well as non-colored, this is as authentic a whiskey as they come. A salty sea breeze whips your hair as you sit by the campfire with your love, toes in the sand as you watch distant ships flicker on the dark horizon.

- ADM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:
Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out...

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