MACHIR BAY CASK STRENGTH 2021
“Machir Bay at cask strength has such intense flavours, the tropical fruit on the nose jumps out of the glass, and the citrus sweetness on the palate is so concentrated and powerful. Cask strength whiskies are such a pure representation of a distillery and maturation, they are hard to beat.”
~Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder.
Back by popular demand, the Machir Bay Cask Strength is set for its latest edition, With new look packaging!
Delayed from its scheduled release last year, the 2021 Machir Bay Cask Strength is finally here (in 2022). This limited edition is made using the same vatting recipe as the regular Machir Bay bottling however, rather than reducing the strength to 46% abv, this one is released in a limited number of bottles at cask strength; of 58.3% abv. The higher abv allows for the quality and intensity of the Kilchoman spirit to shine.
Only 18828 bottles were produced.
NOSE: Opens with light, fruity notes influenced by the distillation. Intense waves of fresh green apples followed by candied tropical fruits. Lasting hints of dry, earthy peat smoke become the backbone for this release.
PALATE: Powerful, combining citrus notes of lemon and orange peel. Dominant honeycomb sweetness that makes way from a profile driven by milk chocolate.
FINISH: Slight cracked black pepper spice and nutmeg. Oily rich texture delivers an increasingly smoky influence. Nice balance of heavy peat, slow distillation and oak character.