A limited edition cask strength version of Kilchoman’s stalwart Machir Bay whisky, bottled especially for Christmas 2020.
As with other Machir Bay releases, this bottling has been made with Kilchoman’s farm grown barley, and aged in a combination of bourbon and sherry casks, in a 90% to 10% split.
The final product is a big, powerfully flavoured whisky with notes of rich ashy peat, white pepper, some vegetal notes, vanilla, apples, pears, sea spray, burnt malt, lime rind, kiwis, woodsmoke, subtle dried fruits, charred oak, a little menthol and some forest floor. A fascinating dram that clocks in at a thumping 58.6% ABV.
Adding to the festive flavour, the sheep on the label are adorned with Santa hats!
Machir Bay has long been one of the finest entry level drams on the market, and it is a joy to try this spirit at a higher proof.
Strictly limited in number.