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MACHIR BAY ISLAY SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY Unchillfiltered, natural colour
Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer KILCHOMAN
Just in time for Robbie Burns Day, this is the best LCBO SINGLE MALT release I have tasted in years. Light yellow colour. Very attractive, intense, slightly spicy, faintly honeyed, gently smoky, warm plum purée fruit on the nose with some caramel-tinged floral notes and hints of peat. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, well structured, intense, rich, harmonious, slightly spicy, smoky, honeysuckle flavours with some very bright, lemony-creme brulee notes on the lingering, gently smoky, uplifted, caramel-tinged finish. This vatting of 90% Bourbon casks and 10% Oloroso Sherry casks has 46% alcohol with lot number 13/06/22 22/114 on the lower part of the glass bottle. CSPC 346338
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Con Oen
Country Scotland
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Elegant, Smooth, Smoky, Complex
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: Pours a vivid pale gold; the aromas immediately hit your nose with notes of smoke and brine, reminiscent of a seaside bonfire. Digging deeper, one finds integrated aromas of crisp apple, lemon peel, dried heather and honey. On the palate, it is smooth and pleasantly warm, with a lovely marriage of sweet and smoky flavours. Price $ 90.25
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date January 21, 2023
Cases bought 70 (12 bottles per case)

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Score:  - NOT PRESENTED  * Very Basic   *+ OK   ** Good   **/**+ Very Good   **+ Excellent   *** Outstanding   ***+ Superb

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