Islay single malt scotch whisky
Bw2 is a travel-retail only expression with malt whisky from a single 1990s’ vintage. Smoke takes a back seat here with Bowmore’s trademark tropical fruit taking centre stage.
Core FlavourTropical fruit explosion
Cask detailsA 1994 refill sherry butt
NoseOverwhelming tropical fruits – tinned peaches, tinned pineapple, fresh mango and kiwi, banana, lychee, strawberry. Some grassiness behind, develops (natural) caramel and Highland toffee aromas. Almost no discernible smoke.
PalateRich syrupy texture, now we find the phenols – wet peat, then honey, flax/wet linen and some of the fruity elements come in, but now with more orangey notes. Peppery and spicy, too, at full strength. Water tames the phenols and releases more of the lovely fruity notes.
FinishLong and hot at full strength – mellow and fruity with a touch of water.
Smoke, fizzy lemon and hints of pineapple in the background. A classic example of the 1990s’ Bowmore style.