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Islay single malt scotch whisky

Matured for nigh-on two decades, this is a fruit-dominant Bw bottling from a pair of ex-bourbon hogsheads. Perhaps the best Bw so far…

  • Core Flavour

    Citrus fruit, subtle smoke
  • Cask details

    Five refill hogsheads, two from 1995 and three from 1996.
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Tasting notes

  • Nose

    Equally balanced between fresh lemon and orange notes and smoke. There is some smoked-fish aromas, too, along with savoury olive tapenade and pineapple.
  • Palate

    Lime zest and citrus fruits merging with light peat smoke and more tropical fruit. Strong emphasis on the fruit with this dram.
  • Finish

    The fruit outweighs the smoke, with a dry note right at the death.


  • Lime
  • Olive
  • Pineapple
  • Smoke
  • Lemon

Bw5 Reviews

  • Lemon candy, tinned pineapples and faint tangerine. Sweet and fruity Bowmore.

    Ruben Luyten

  • Tropical fruits galore are the backbone of this whisky. This is excellent, if only the bottles were bigger…

    Oliver Klimek

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