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.
This Entry Level Bunnahabhain Bottling Comes In A Redesigned Bottle. This 12 Year Old Is Lightly Peated For An Islay Single Malt And Consequently Is A Light, Fresh Dram. Now At The Higher Strength Of 46.3% – For More Complexity And Flavour.
Nose – Fresh And Aromatic Experience With A Subtle Hint Of Smoke. Palate – A Light Fruit And Nut Appeal. Finish – Sherried, Mochaccino, Herbal, Balanced Salty Tang.
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.