The Whiskies of Islay — Bowmore
Bowmore 'Darkest' 15 years old 43%
A new bottling from Bowmore which is a combination of vanilla-rich bourbon casks and 2 years in Oloroso sherry casks. A fantastic dram!
Bowmore 'Xtra Old Particular' 1989 / 25 years old 55.1%
Distilled at the end of 1989 and filled into a refill hogshead cask, this Bowmore was left to mature for 25 years before being bottled at its natural cask strength. Gently maratime with coastal and oceanic with a drifting subtle smoke. Sweetly smoky to start on the palate with a sooty and iodine peatyness that stays for a long time on the finish...
Bowmore 18 years old 43%
Released in January 2007 to replace the 17 year old, this is a complex and interesting Bowmore that opens up beautifully given time. It has a perfumed aroma with stewed fruit and gentle smoke in the background which continues to develop on the palate along with plum jam and fruit flavours which leads to a mellow finish with gentle peat smoke eve...
Bowmore No.1 40%
The Bowmore No. 1 is aged exclusively in first fill Bourbon casks which gives it a depth of creamy vanilla sweetness and cinnamon, finished with traditional Islay smoke.