Founded in 2005, Kilchoman is leading the revival of farm distilling in Scotland on the Isle of Islay – it was the first new distillery to be built on the island since 1881. Kilchoman is one of the smallest distilleries in Scotland and is one of only six distillers who continue the tradition of floor malting. The distillery takes it a step further by growing its own grain. In order to maximize flavor and texture, these single malt whiskeys are distilled at a very slow rate. No coloring agents are added and the whiskeys are non chill-filtered.
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. -Distiller's Notes