Ultimate Spirits ChallengeApril 19, 2019
Judge’s Tasting Notes, 100% Islay: Pit fire smoke, roasted plums, marzipan, and baking spices draw you into the glass. The powerful aromas of smoke marry well with vanilla, nutmeg, and marshmallow on the palate. It finishes with a whisper of vanilla and sweet spice.
Machir Bay: The noble upstart from Islay has bloomed into a visceral character of the stony island. This iteration of Machir Bay assumes a light straw colour but packs a big maritime punch of roasted seaweed, preserved lemon, and wet stones.
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100% Islay 13th Edition
The 100% Islay 13th Edition was distilled from barley grown on the farm at Kilchoman in 2012, 2013 and 2014, it was then matured for a minimum of 8 years before 44 bourbon barrels were selected for this year’s release of bottles. “The 13th Edition is the first release since…September 11, 2023