Kilchoman Machir Bay
Kilchoman Machir Bay is the flagship release from Islay's smallest distillery. This whisky is a vatting of 5 and 6 year old stocks aged, for the most part, in ex-bourbon barrels. The whisky was aged further in Oloroso casks prior to being bottled. It won the prestigious Gold medal at the International Wine and Spirit Challenge 2012.
Kilchoman distillery is located on Islay. When it started operations it was the first distillery to be built there in some 124 years. The distillery carries out all the stages of the whisky making process on Islay. Some 25% of its malted barley is sourced from the local fields surrounding the site.
Kilchoman distillery has expanded its prodcution capacity once and will do so again in 2018. For such a young distillery it has been a fantastic first decade. It looks like the future is smiling to them.