2018/11/26 – New product line: Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting

With the “Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting”, Kilchoman has been offering local whisky stores a new product line for a few weeks now, which is intended to offer them individual bottlings below the level of their own single cask release.

The normal Machir Bay bottlings are known to have an Oloroso sherry cask content of about 10%, but with Collaborative Vatting, the respective dealer can choose between four different variants with slightly different proportions: 5%, 7.5%, 12.5% and 15% sherry cask whisky. The boxes and bottles in the normal Machir Bay design will feature an additional label displaying the specific proportions chosen by each store. The minimum order quantity is 120 bottles.

“The Collaborative Vatting Program is a great opportunity for us to work with our customers to create a bespoke version of Machir Bay tailored to their personal preferences.
Small adjustments in the proportions of Bourbon and Sherry maturation can have a profound effect on a whisky’s character so it will be interesting to see how people alter the percentages.”

Anthony Wills, Kilchoman Founder and Managing Director.

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Bottlings known so far (as of January 2021):

95 % Bourbon, 5 % Sherry

  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whiskyburg (Wittlich, Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for De Helm (Netherlands)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Bottle & Pipe (Magdeburg, Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Milano Whisky Festival: 5% Sherry (Italy)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whiskeria Toilasor Livigno (Italy)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Scotia Spirit (Köln, Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Bonner Pfeifen- & Cigarrenhaus (Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Getränkewelt Weiser (Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for LMDW (Islay Room): 5% Sherry (France)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Mc Shelfie Whiskyclub (Hamme, Belgium)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for De Weijnproevers (Netherlands)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Hoop Whisky GmbH (Liechtenstein)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for The Whisky Shop (San Francisco)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Milroy´s of Soho (London)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Fujioka´s Wine Times (Honolulu)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for SCOMA (2nd Edition: 5% Sherry)

92,5 % Bourbon, 7,5 % Sherry

  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whiskyland Oranienburg (Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Slijterij-Wijnhandel W. van Schaik (Netherlands)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whiskypedia Lichtervelde (Whisky fair Belgium)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Smuggler by LANDI Buchrain (Switzerland)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Argonaut Wine & Liquor (Denver, USA)

87,5 % Bourbon, 12,5 % Sherry

  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for The Old Pub (Trieste, Italy)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Bierhandel De Kroon (Wijnegem, Belgium)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Calandro´s Supermarket, Inc. (Baton Rouge)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Brühler Whiskyhaus (Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Binny´s Beverage Depot (USA)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whiskyhort (Oberhausen, Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Irten´ge (Gurten Farmhouse Distillery, Switzerland)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for River City Whiskey Society (Sacramento)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Comraich Belgium Bars
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whisky.de (1st Edition: 12,5% Sherry)

85 % Bourbon, 15 % Sherry

  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Topwhisky.be
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for SCOMA (Germany; 1st Edition: 15% Sherry)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whisky aan het Strand (Whisky fair Netherlands)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for M&P Pavlina (Poland)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Milano Whisky Festival: 15% Sherry (Italy)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Goodspirit Bar (Budapest)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whisk(e)y Shop Tara (Munich)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for LMDW (Islay Room): 15% Sherry (France)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whisky Brother (Johannesburg)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Red Spirits & Wine (Nashville)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for K & L Wine Merchants (California)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for The World of Single Malt (Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Home of Malts (Germany)
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Schneiderwind, Aachen
  • Machir Bay 2020 Private Vatting 1st Release (MBCV) for First Class Spirits
  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Whisky.de (2nd Edition: 15% Sherry)

Bourbon to sherry ratio not specified

  • Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Aqua vitae (Taiwan)

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