A gorgeous gift pack of single malt Scotch whisky from the Islay farm distillery Kilchoman, presented with two branded glasses. The whisky is the 2014 release Machir Bay, which is a vatting of 5 and 6 year old ex-bourbon barrels and Oloroso Sherry butts. For someone following the development of Kilchoman's whisky from the start of production in 2005 to their first single malt release in 2009 to now, there aren't many gifts better than this.
The Kilchoman distillery (pronounced Kil-ho-man) is a distillery that produces single malt Scotch whisky on Islay, an island of the Inner Hebrides. The distillery is situated on the western side of Islay, near the small settlement of Kilchoman. The distillery began production in June 2005, and was the first to be built on the island of Islay in 124 years. The distillery uses barley grown on site at Rockside Farm and malted at the distillery, as well as malt from the Port Ellen maltings and it releases separate bottlings depending on the source of the grain. It is one of only six Scottish distilleries still doing traditional floor-maltings, and will be unique in having all parts of the process - growing barley, malting, distilling, maturing and bottling - carried out on Islay.
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Nose: Initial peat reek gives way to lemon zest and a touch of orange peel too, biscuits and green apple with hints a jam and white pepper.
Palate: Consistent peatiness interplays with more fruit on the palate with some raisin, cassis and sweet hazelnut (more Oloroso influence evident here) as well as underlying vanilla and winter spice.
Finish: Rolled oats, fruit tang and peat smoke.