Machir Bay, our signature peated single malt, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both bourbon and sherry casks. Named after Islay’s most spectacular beach, the high proportion of bourbon barrels create a distinct balance of classic Islay character and fresh floral complexity.
ISLAY'S MOST SPECTACULAR BEACH
Almost two kilometres of beautiful sandy beach welcome you onto Machir Bay. With a combination of rough turbulent seas and stunningly beautiful sunsets, the Machir Bay release embodies the bay after which it is named.
“The dramatic coastal landscape of Machir Bay is reflected in the rugged complexity of this award winning single malt, the flagship of the Kilchoman range.”
ANTHONY WILLS, KILCHOMAN FOUNDER
Lemon zest, vanilla and distinct coastal influence give way to floral intensity, juicy peaches, pears, and wafts of rich spices
Bursts of tropical fruit and dried sultanas, warming smoke and waves of honey, malt, butterscotch and rich sweetness
Sherry-soaked fruit, cracked black pepper and sea salt. Long-lasting with layers of citrus sweetness and maritime peat smoke
CASK TYPEBOURBON & SHERRY
PEAT LEVEL50 PARTS PER MILLION
CORE RANGEPERMANENTLY AVAILABLE
Named after the most spectacular beach on Islay, Machir Bay is the flagship of the Kilchoman range. It has a vatting of approximately 90% bourbon barrels and 10% oloroso sherry casks.
Sanaig is rocky inlet just north of the distillery and is the name given to our predominantly sherry cask influenced core expression, a vatting of 70% oloroso sherry casks and 30% bourbon barrels.