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Bw3

Islay single malt scotch whisky

If Bw2 is all about the tropical fruit, its successor ramps up the peat and smoke, but is kept in check with a line of citrus running through it. A successful marriage of several casks, including some subtle sherried notes, too.

  • Core Flavour

    Aromatic smoke, citrus fruit
  • Cask details

    1994 refill sherry butts married with 1995 refill hogsheads.
  • Strength

    51.6%
  • Distillery

  • Distillery status

    OPEN
  • Approved by

Tasting notes

  • Nose

    Aromatic wood smoke with a charcoal edge, along with grassy, floral notes. Fresh citrus and medicinal notes are joined by peatiness and a faint woodiness.
  • Palate

    Fragrant peat smoke and coal dust, with more lemony citrus and some refreshing grapefruit, too. Smokier than your average Bowmore.
  • Finish

    Well-balanced mix of fruit, smoke and oak.

Flavour

  • Lemon
  • Grapefruit
  • Smoke
  • Peat
  • Oak

Bw3 Reviews

  • This baby’s pretty different. It’s maybe not exactly my favourite kind of young Bowmore (because of the sweeter side), but it remains grand whisky for sure.

    Serge Valentin

  • Takes you to Islay in a heartbeat.

    Annabel Meikle

  • Subtle citrus and dried fruit. Chocolate fudge and a whiff of peak smoke. Some proper classic Bowmore notes sit inside this bottle.

    Master of Malt

  • An excellent Bowmore. The finish lasts for minutes.

    Chris Goodrum

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