Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting for Irten´ge

Cask type: Bourbon Barrels (87,5 %), Oloroso Sherry Casks (12,5 %)

Age: NAS

Bottled: 2020

Strength: 46,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Bottle size: 0,7 l

Number of bottles: 120 Flaschen

Market: Switzerland


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.

Three whisky enthusiasts from Switzerland started the “Irten’ge” project in 2020: to distil whisky themselves in a “Farmhouse Distillery” on Gurten, Berne’s local mountain. As part of the financing, they also had a Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting bottled with a sherry content of 12.5 %.