Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting selected by Hi-Time Wine Cellars, Costa Mesa (USA)

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

Age: NAS

Bottling Date: 13.04.2020

Strength: 46,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Bottle volume: 0,75 l

Bottle code: MBA 13.04.20 19/146

Market: USA


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 Californian wine and liquor store Hi-Time Wine Cellars from Costa Mesa opted for a sherry content of 12.5% for its bottling, which was released in May 2020.


Pictures by Brian Vitale