Bowmore 18 years 70 cl 43% vol. is a single malt Scotch whisky from the island of Islay, matured in American oak bourbon barrels and European oak oloroso sherry, this 18 years is an excellent combination of ripe fruit, dark chocolate and the characteristic smoky notes of Islay in its most subtle version.
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Bowmore 18 years 70 cl 43% vol. is a single malt Scotch whisky from the island of Islay, matured in American oak bourbon barrels and European oak sherry oloroso, this 18 years is an excellent combination of ripe fruit, dark chocolate and the characteristic smoky notes of Islay in its subtlest version.
Bowmore Distillery is located in the capital of Islay Island, Bowmore, near the Laggan River, from where it extracts water to make its whiskies. Situated below sea level, Bowmore is the oldest distillery on the island and owns the oldest whisky maturation cellar in Scotland, founded in 1779 by David Simson, a local merchant, the distillery changed hands over several decades until it ended up in the hands of Bowmore Distillery Company Ltd. and later, in 1994, the Japanese whisky pioneer Suntory.
With an annual capacity of 2,000,000 litres, Bowmore uses Islay barley whenever it can, although due to high demand and a low capacity traditional malting hall, it imports already malted barley from other parts of Scotland and the UK.
The whiskies produced by this distillery are characterized by being the lightest in peat and smoked southern Islay and be among the softest of the island. More powerful than its Bunnahabhain neighbours, Bowmore produces whiskies with lighter peat and smoked notes than the distilleries around Port Ellen, Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig.
Style: Single Malt.
Breeding: Matured in American oak barrels that have contained bourbon and odorous European oak sherry barrels. Matured a minimum of 18 years.
Nose: Distant smoky notes, sherry, with volume and intensity, creamy and sweet.
Mouth: Notes to fruit, dark chocolate without the classic bitterness and sherry.
Final: Long, dry finish that softens, leaving a pleasant sensation of sherry notes in the mouth.
Gold Medal 2016.
Gold Medal 2016.