These are the short tasting notes from the Machir Bay 2014. September 2014 at Laphroaig Distillery. A lightly peated expression born out of 5yo bourbon and oloroso sherry casks.This is the Kilchoman house-style expression..
Nose:soft on the nose, prominent notes of citrus and freshly cut grass, with a few layers of ashes and peat underneath.
Mouth:sweet on the palate: fruitiness from the sherry vanilla from the bourbon, spiced up with soft notes of black pepper and aniseed.
Finish:long and lingering with aromas of vanilla and oak.
The Verdict:I must admit that I liked the Machir Bay 2013 edition better (although, it has been some time since I last had a taste), but there is a high consistency in taste between the two batches.
< 75: undrinkable, avoid at all costs 75-79: acceptable, give it a try but don't spend to much money on it 80-84: average, enjoyable whiskies mostly easy sippable entry-level single malt 85-89: above average drams, often well aged expressions, open your wallet 90-94: excellence, sorry kids no x-mas presents this year, daddy needs this bottle 95-99: divinity, call your bank manager for another mortgage on your house