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Kilchoman Machir Bay

Sweet and salty smoke

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@conorrobReview by @conorrob

10th Feb 2019

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My first bottle of anything Kilchoman and I must say I have been enjoying this bottle. Been open around two weeks, and the sweeter notes in the bottle seem to have become more prevalent.

Nose: Sweet pine smoke from a young fire and caramelising sugar still in the pan. Barbecue rib glaze as it caramelises and burns at the edges over a hot bed of charcoal. Finally a gentle scent lingers in the background, the same scent given off by pine nuts as they toast. Wonderful warm nose with both depth and presence.

Palate: A fiery warm welcome which makes the mouth water. Honey smoked ham and pork ribs with chewy barbecue glaze. Sweet and smokey with a touch of sea salt. Smoked paprika rounds off what is a complex, gentle palate which is dominated by sweet smokey notes.

Finish: Beautiful lingering bonfire smoke accompanies what can only be described as avocado in my mind.

Salted caramel ice cream and a swift but strong spicey wood note which lingers a little.

Short to medium finish which is very pleasant but lacks the complexity of the nose and palate.

In conclusion I just have to say that I am really looking forward to trying more from this distillery.

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2 comments

@Pierre_W
Pierre_W commented

Lovely review, thanks for sharing. I agree with many of the flavours you detected and also with the rating.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@conorrob
conorrob commented

@Pierre_W I try to make sure I make completely independent reviews so the fact that you tasted similar flavours is a win in my opinion haha

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