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Kilchoman has three outstanding whiskies which would make an ideal accompaniment to Burns’ night later this month.
The Kilchoman 2007 Vintage is the oldest single malt Kilchoman has released to date and recently won the Whisky Advocate’s Award for Islay Single Malt of the Year 2013.
The unique 100% Islay is the only Single Malt in Scotland where every stage of the whisky making process, from the barley grown in the surrounding fields to the malting, distillation, maturation and bottling, takes place at the distillery.
Machir Bay is bottled once a year, and each release contains more mature casks allowing connoisseurs of Kilchoman to follow the development of the unique malt as it matures.
First launched in 2012, Machir Bay has since won several prestigious awards including IWSC 2012 Gold Medal Best in Class and Whisky of the Year at the International Whisky Competition.
Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 2007 Single Islay Malt
Colour: light beech darkening with age
Nose: smoky vanilla and caramel notes with cooked fruits, lemon and citrus
Palate: butterscotch and soft citrus fruit with a lasting sweetness
Finish: peaty and fruity with a long lingering sweetness
Dave Broom: “In this expression you get full integration between oak and distillery, a sparkling mix of seashell, the freshness of seaweed, mixed with churned butter, driftwood, and fresh-kilned peat. On the tongue, there’s samphire, peat, sweet barley, and an herbal kick.”
Tasting Notes: Kilchoman 100% Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky, 3rd Edition
Nose: Floral and delicate with a mix of soft fruits and pear drops
Palate: The peat smoke explodes in the mouth with sweet soft mixed fruit very evident
Finish: A long sweet lingering finish with a soft peaty after taste
Tasting Notes: Machir Bay
Colour: light beech.
Nose: Soft cooked fruits with strong peaty aromas.
Palate: Mixed fruits and vanilla with an intense sweetness.
Finish: A long lingering finish. A classic Islay malt now showing the benefit of additional ageing.
75cl / 40% – A 1950s bottling of Ballantine’s still popular Finest blended whisky.
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