By Sacha Delfosse

Single malt whisky lovers were given the chance to try Kilchoman Single Malt Machir Bay, the latest release from the Islay-based distillery, at a tasting session held last week at Sydney’s Oak Barrel.

Anthony Wills, founder of the self described ‘farm distillery’, hosted the tasting session, which was organised by island2island, the local distributor of the Kilchoman range.

Wills, who argues whisky age statements are a fallacy, said that Kilchoman Single Malt Machir Bay, which has just been launched in Europe and will arrive in Australia sometime this year, was the distillery’s first "consistent release" product.

“We decided to launch a general standard, entry level malt with the intention to raise the bar each year by adding slightly more mature stock to the bottle," he said. 

“We want to encourage new Kilchoman drinkers and get a little bit of volume for one of our releases."

Apart from the new Machir Bay expression, whisky enthusiasts were also given the chance to try four limited edition releases – Kilchoman Single Malt 2006, Inaugural 2011, Summer Release 2010 and Spring Release 2011.

The Shout Team

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