Bowmore 15yo – Whisky Exchange ‘Whisky of the Year 2018’


ABV:   43%

Price:  £49.95

Distillery:        Bowmore, water source is Laggan River

  • Founded 1779 (240y)
  • 1st legal distillery in Islay
  • 2 million litres pa
  • Owned by Suntory

Aged 12 years in bourbon and sherry casks, then final 3 years in Oloroso casks

Colour:           Treacle dark amber.

Nose:              Dark chocolate, sun-dried fruits, wisp of Islay smoke

Taste:             Cedar wood and rich treacle toffee.

Finish:             Spicy, toffee with a hint of sherry tannin

With water:    old bonfire, ash,

Other expressions:

No.1                NAS; aged in first-full casks

10yo               Aged in Spanish Oak casks

18yo               Aged in ex-bourbon barrels and ex-sherry casks

26yo               Aged in selected ex-bourbon barrels and wine barriques

50yo               Black Bowmore 50 Year Old, first distilled on 5 November 1964.  This series has become one of the rarest and most sought-after single                     malt whiskies ever created.