Kilchoman Machir Bay, 46%Kilchoman
Kilchoman's flagship release The Machir Bay is quintessentially Islay. Aptly named after a pristine stretch of coastline directly facing the wild Atlantic sea, this whisky takes you straight to the sea on the first sip.
This expression is predominantly made up of ex-bourbon barrels, with a few Oloroso sherry butts added for a little depth. Creamy vanilla contrasts with a clean floral smoke on the nose, leading to enticing minerality and fresh fruitiness on the palate.
In operation since 2005, Kilchoman is Islay's newest distillery, but it's quickly becoming a Milroys favourite. This is a must-try if you enjoy peated, coastal malts.