Bowmore 15yo - Feb 2018
Bowmore 15yo – Whisky Exchange ‘Whisky of the Year 2018’
Distillery: Bowmore, water source is Laggan River
- Founded 1779 (240y)
- 1st legal distillery in Islay
- 2 million litres pa
- Owned by Suntory
Aged 12 years in bourbon and sherry casks, then final 3 years in Oloroso casks
Colour: Treacle dark amber.
Nose: Dark chocolate, sun-dried fruits, wisp of Islay smoke
Taste: Cedar wood and rich treacle toffee.
Finish: Spicy, toffee with a hint of sherry tannin
With water: old bonfire, ash,
No.1 NAS; aged in first-full casks
10yo Aged in Spanish Oak casks
18yo Aged in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry casks
26yo Aged in selected ex-bourbon barrels and wine barriques
50yo Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, first distilled on 5 November 1964. This series has become one of the rarest and most sought-after single malt whiskies ever created.