Kilchoman Machir Bay 2020 Private Vatting 1st Release (MBCV) for First Class Spirits
Cask type: Bourbon Barrels (85 %), Oloroso Sherry Casks (15 %)
Distillation Date: 3.11.2020
Strength: 46,0 % abv
Phenol level: 50 ppm
Number of bottles: 120 Flaschen
Bottle volume: 0,7 l
Bottle code: MCV 03.11.20 20/117
Market: The Netherlands
Since the end of 2018, Kilchoman has been offering local whisky retailers under the name “Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting” a product line for individualised bottlings of the Kilchoman standard whisky.
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 are provided with an individual sticker of the retailer.
The Dutch wine and spirits merchant Wijnhuis den Boer published its own MBCV release with a sherry content of 15% for the first time in its webshop First Class Spirits.com in November 2020 and called it “Machir Bay 2020 Private Vatting 1st Release”, slightly deviating from the usual conventions.