Bowmore 18 Year Old
One Of The Most Remarkable, Perfectly Balanced Malts Of Its Kind. Cosseted Away In The Finest, Hand-Selected Oak Casks And Allowed To Mature At Its Own Sedate Pace, This Is One Of Bowmore’s Rarest And Most Exceptional Bottlings.
A Popular Expression In Bowmore’s Ongoing Range, This Replaced The 17 Year Old, Which Was Phased Out A Few Years Ago. Fresh, With Notes Of Salty Kippers And Coal Smoke.
Nose – Pungent, Citrus. Stewing Fruit, Hints Of Damp Wood And A Very Soft Smoke.
Palate – Spirity At First, Then Gives Way To Perfume, Fruit, Plum Jam. A Good Sweetness, Peat Smoke And Hints Of Grape.
Finish – Seville Marmalade, Blossom, Dark Peat.
Ben Nevis 10
Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Is A Superb Introduction To The Distillery’s Style This 10 Year Old Single Malt Is A Firm Representative Of The Western Highland Style.
Nose – Fresh And Quite Dry. A Supple Greenness With Soft Leafy Notes With A Rich Fruitiness. Hints Of Orange And Seville Marmalade With A Light Vinous Character And Nutty Undertones.
Palate – Gentle Dryness. Toffee. Looming Omnipresent Are Solid Peat Notes With A Bitter Sweetness.
Finish – Silken, Toffee And Caramel Notes Balanced With A Touch Of Mochaccino And Dark Chocolate On The Tail.
Nose – Nose is floral and elegant with some sweet orange citrus tones.
Palate – Palate is refined, gentle, floral with orange citrus and candied peel sweetness balanced by underlying peppery oak tones.
Finish – Finish with lingering and dignified.
Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.