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 FlavourAromatic smoke, citrus fruit
Cask details1994 refill sherry butts married with 1995 refill hogsheads.
NoseAromatic wood smoke with a charcoal edge, along with grassy, floral notes. Fresh citrus and medicinal notes are joined by peatiness and a faint woodiness.
PalateFragrant peat smoke and coal dust, with more lemony citrus and some refreshing grapefruit, too. Smokier than your average Bowmore.
FinishWell-balanced mix of fruit, smoke and oak.
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.
Takes you to Islay in a heartbeat.
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.