From the distiller:
Kilchoman Distillery sits nestled amongst the traditional buildings of Rockside Farm on the north-west coast of Islay. Famous as Islay's Farm Distillery, the distillery's barley fields stretch west to the shores of Machir Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Kilchoman is unique in many ways, most notably for our 100% Islay range, Scotland's only Single Farm Single Malt.
Established in 2005, Kilchoman is true to Islay's rich farm distilling heritage, using local peat cut in the traditional way, slowly distilling by hand, maturing in traditional dunnage warehouses and bottling on site without colouring or chill-filtration.
Machir Bay, named after Islay's most spectacular beach, is a vatting of Kilchoman matured in both bourbon and sherry casks. The high proportion of bourbon barrels creates a unique balance of aromatic peat smoke, citrus sweetness and tropical fruit.
This Cask Strength Machir Bay is a limited edition released in 2021. Before reducing a batch of our Machir Bay to its regular bottling strength of 46%, this was bottled at cask strength to appreciate the full power and character of our signature expression.