Distilled and matured with expertise honed through many generations, each Bowmore Single Malt is a hidden gem awaiting discovery. From our 12 Year Old to rare and limited edition expressions, our whisky is renowned for its complex yet exquisitely balanced flavour.
The first release in Bowmore's Vault Edition series, launched in 2016. This series will explore four of the characteristics found in Bowmore's whiskies after maturing in their No.1 Vaults maturation warehouse. For the first release, the whisky possesses up-front notes of Atlantic sea salt!
Colour: Dark rich enticing ruby red. Nose: I could nose this for hours, Bowmore's classic mild sea-salt peatiness, some pepper and a touch of spice and a delicious port plumminess (is that a word? It is now!) from the port casks. Chocolate raisins, some toffee in there with a delicious mild
" Color: Full gold. Body: Full and soft. Nose: A balance of peat smoke, dark chocolate and exotic fruit. Palate: Complex, with peat smoke, sea salt, toffee and chocolate sweetness. Hints of lemon and cereal. Finish: Lingering and mellow." ~Distillery notes
Matured exclusively, and unusually in the finest first fill sherry casks, which help to bring out Bowmore’s hot and fiery characteristics, this small batch release is, quite simply, devilishly good! On the eye deep mahogany Breathe in dark fruits, birch tar, the seductive warmth of old leather,
" To Islay Founded over two centuries ago in 1779, Bowmore is the first recorded distillery on Islay (pronounced eye-la) and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. Islay malts are renowned for their peaty smokiness and Bowmore is no exception. We carefully smoke our malt in a peat-fired kiln,
" Aromas of vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice. The palate features watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut. Savor the wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish. Enjoy on the rocks! " ~Distiller notes