Founded over two centuries ago in 1779, Bowmore is the first recorded distillery on Islay (pronounced ‘eye-la’) and one of the oldest in the whole of Scotland. Islay malts are renowned for their peaty smokiness and Bowmore is no exception. We carefully smoke our malt in a peat-fired kiln, just as our ancestors did over 200 years ago.
Fragrantly smoky. Perfumy, very floral. Hessian. Sea air. Astonishingly fresh, delicious, appetising, complex
Perfumy start. Hint of flowering currant. Nutty. Layers of dry, black-treacle, maltiness.
Smooth. Polished stone. Hard, salty, licqourice.
Not that dark - just tawny. Whisky in its mid teens, I would say, but from superb sherry casks.