Bowmore Small Batch Reserve: Crafted from two different types of bourbon cask, then blissfully married together, our Small Batch Reserve exhibits the best qualities of both. First-fill bourbon offers delicious vanilla sweetness, subtle spices and bourbon oak smoke to complement Bowmore’s gentle peaty smokiness, while the second-fill cask complexity and showcases its trademark honey and creamy malt character.
On the eye warm gold. Breathe in vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice. Sip mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltness and vanilla with flakes of coconut. Savour the wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.
Bourbon Cask Matured: This particular Bowmore started its journey from barley to bottle in the same way all our whiskies do, with the finest ingredients: water from the free-flowing Laggan River and malt that has been carefully smoked in our peat-fired kiln. The spirit is then left to mature in Bowmore’s legendary No1 Vaults, the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland and the only one below sea level.
It’s here, deep inside Bowmore’s dark, dank cellars that our Small Batch Reserve distinguished itself. Matured in a unique combination of both first and second-fill bourbon casks before being brought back together, the result is satisfyingly complex and richly rewarding.
The First Islay Malt: Widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced whiskies in the world, Bowmore’s celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on the magical island of Islay, off the west coast of Scotland, ever since 1779.
This makes Bowmore the first of Islay’s eight distilleries by chronological certainly (and by taste too, many would say)
Produced the same way today as it has always been, sometimes a subtle variation on a well-tried theme can lead to the creation of a very special release indeed, as in this Small Batch Reserve.
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*Info taken from bottle