.kilchoman – machir bay – 2014 release

Door number six of the Drinks by the Dram Whisky Advent Calendar 2015; the 2014 version of Kilchoman’s annual Machir Bay release. A vatting of five and six year old ex-Bourbon barrels and ex-Oloroso Sherry butts.

46% abv, €56, single malt, non-chill filtered, natural colour

Nose: sweet, fruit, raspberries, pear drops, heavy on the smoke, fresh, eucalyptus, liquorice root
Palate: sweet, spicy, jalapeño peppers, smoke, creamy, fruit, citrus, oranges, fresh, eucalyptus, a hint of ginger root, liquorice root
Finish: sweet, liquorice root, rather dry, smoke, medium long
Mark: +++++ 
Conclusion: Very nice indeed. As with many of the Kilchoman releases, this also shows the distillery is maturing fast, and their products are maturing with them at the same speed.

.many thanks to the kind people of Drinks by the Dram to let us review their 2015 advent calendar

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