BOWMORE 12 YEARS
Bowmore is Islay's Oldest Distillery and home to the world's oldest whisky maturation warehouse, the No.1 Vaults. It's in this legendary warehouse that Bowmore Whisky has been meticulously matured by Master Distillers for over 240 years. The first recorded mention of Bowmore Distillery dates from 1779, but speak kindly to a few of the older islanders and they'll maybe whisper a rumor or two that distilling started here some time before that. Certainly Bowmore's founder, the merchant David Simson, bought the land in 1766. Exactly what happened in the years in between is anyone's guess!
Nose: Coastal smoke and ash soon make way for bergamot, orange zest, lemon slices and some hay before becoming rather floral, heather smoke now competing with the ash.
Palate: Lovely and rounded, honeyed even, initially. Vanilla, perfumed smoke and coastal elements develop. Dark Peat. Blossom, oily sweetness.
Finish: Smoky and long. Sea spray, dry grass, a touch of ash and citrus.
Overall: Classic stuff and the heart of the Bowmore range. Smoky, fruity, coastal, delicious.
|AGE||12 YEAR OLD|