A true collection of its home, Bowmore Enigma exhibits the dual influence of both the land and the sea. One moment you’ll discover a peaty smokiness, the next a sea-salt tang. It’s as changeable as the weather and as complex as Islay.
On the eye: Deep Bronze
Breathe in: Classic Bowmore smokiness infused with sherry notes and hints of heather honey
Sip: Rich sherry flavours followed by a more robust smokiness with traces of fresh lemon zest and raisins
Savour: Beautifully balanced peat smoke and subtle sea salt
The Same but Different
Bowmore Enigma is produced the same way today as it has always been, using water from the Laggen River and malt that has been carefully smoked in a peat-fired kiln. The spirit is then left to mature for 12 long years in Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults, the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland and the only one below sea level.
Each stage in the process plays a part in the final character of the whisky, but no one feature is allowed to dominate. Bowmore Enigma is much too elusive for that.
The First Islay Malt
An island of contrasts, Islay enjoys a mild climate when it’s not being blasted by the Atlantic’s icy gales and is one of the most rugged environments on earth, but also one of its friendliest places.
Bowmore’s celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on this puzzle of an island off the west coast of Scotland ever since 1977, making it the first of Islay’s eight distilleries. Now, as then, Bowmore is widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced single malts in the world.
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*Info taken from bottle