Bowmore is the oldest distillery on Islay, founded in 1779 and part of Morrison Bowmore Distillers, who are owned by Suntory.
We were lucky enough to visit the distillery in May. A video of that visit will soon follow.
Small Batch has matured on first and second fill bourbon casks.
In a video we made earlier this year you can watch the findings on Bowmore Small Batch by European Brand Ambassador Ally Dickinson.
We tried the combination with oysters and indeed it's a fine experience.
These are our findings of this new Bowmore:
Nose: grapefruit, vanilla, cereal, gooseberry, gewurztraminer, monoi de tahiti
Taste: cremay, lightly peated, salt, pear, Spanish melon
Finish:maritime, pleasant smokiness, medium dry
Conclusion: A creamy, lightly smoked, fresh whisky. Certainly well suited to drink in summer time. Also good for people who are used to Speyside malts and want to get introduced to more peaty or smoky whiskies.
Special thanks to Intercaves and WhiskyEtc magazine.
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