Kilchoman Machir Bay Collaborative Vatting selected by Nico Veerkamp

Cask type: Bourbon Barrels (85 %), Oloroso Sherry Casks (15 %)

Age: NAS

Bottling Date: 1.2.2021

Strength: 46,0 % abv

Phenol level: 50 ppm

Bottle code: 01.02.21 20/117

Vat-No.: 6294

Bottle size: 0,7 l

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.

Nico Veerkamp, purchasing manager of the Dutch spirits wholesaler van Wees, which is also known as an independent bottler with its „The Ultimate“ series, opted for a sherry content of 15% for this bottling, which was released in March 2021.