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Sanaig & Machir Bay: Award Winning Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

June 16, 2022

It’s smiles all round as the awards keep coming!  Sanaig was named ‘Best Islay Single Malt – No Age Statement’ and awarded the highest ‘Master Medal’ at the Spirits Business Scotch Masters 2022.

As many of you will already know, Sanaig is part of our core range and is a vatting of both sherry and bourbon casks.  The high proportion of Oloroso sherry influence adds a balance of dried fruits and spices to the classic Kilchoman citrus sweetness and peat smoke character.

Sanaig was not the only Kilchoman release picking up an award in the Spirits Business Scotch Masters 2022, Machir Bay was a ‘Gold Medal Winner’.

Machir Bay is also a combination of both bourbon and sherry casks but it has a vatting of a high proportion of bourbon barrels which creates a distinct balance of classic Islay character and fresh floral complexity.

If you’ve tried either of these whiskies we’d love to hear what you think over on our social media channels, we’re on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.

Sanaig and Machir Bay can be located in a number of countries around the world.  You will find a list of retailers and distributors on our map or you can get in touch with us for more information – info@kilchomandistillery.com

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