Bowmore 15 Year Old
You Save: £9.00
Bowmore claims that it’s not only the oldest distillery on the famed Scottish island of Islay, but the second oldest in Scotland, founded in 1779. This is the beloved 15 Year Old, first released back in January of 2007, and the single malt is initially matured in ex-bourbon barrels before being moved to ex-Oloroso sherry casks for the final three years.
With the distillery’s distinctive maritime peat smoke, the tropical fruit from the bourbon maturation, and red fruit and spices from the sherry finish, it’s no wonder it continues to scoop up numerous gold awards. While Bowmore isn’t the peatiest of Islay whiskies, its smoke levels certainly won’t go unnoticed, peated to between 20-25 PPM.
Ripe mango and fresh coconut, followed by a hint of rancio, burnt fruitcake, and whiffs of subtly medicinal smoke.
Herbal notes appear alongside citrus pith, with more savoury notes and smoke balanced by blackberries and liquorice.
Pear skin, peppery oak, and sherried dryness.