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Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd (Suntory)
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Bowmore Distillery on the inner Hebridean Island of Islay was
established in 1779 and is one of the oldest Distilleries in Scotland. Situated on the shores of Loch Indaal,
the distilleries location is vital in determining the final
character of Bowmore Single Malt
Scotch Whisky, as is the distilleries
adherence to the traditional production
Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd
acquired the distillery in 1963,
becoming the distilleries fifth owner.
Morrison Bowmore Distillers remained
loyal to the traditional methods which
have made Bowmore so popular throughout
the world. Bowmore is one of only five
distilleries in Scotland to still
produce its own floor malted barley.
Bowmore Whisky is produced using water
from the River Laggan which is
influenced by the flavours of the rich
Islay peat, the same peat that fires Bowmores drying kiln. The famous Bowmore
Vaults are where Bowmore Islay Single
Malt Scotch Whisky spends nearly all of
its life maturing quietly in the damp
cellars below sea level - the Spanish
and American Oak Casks into which it is
filled, imparting rich and mellow
flavours to the maturing whisky. Peat,
barley, water, wood, people and
tradition accumulate to create the
subtle, warm and smoky character of
Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky.
Bowmore Tasting Notes
12 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Warm Amber.
Peaty, lemon, pears and honey.
Taste: Smokiness balanced by heather
honey sweetness. Chocolate, pear, citrus
Finish: Long, complex and satisfying.
Nose: Hints of tangerine and raisins
with a lime freshness.
Body: Light and smooth.
Taste: The tangerine and fruity flavours
really come alive now; a toddy sweetness
very definite in the after taste.
Finish: Light, fresh and clean; the
perfect introduction to the magic and
mystery of Single Malt Whisky.
Copper and Gold.
Full and brawny.
Oak, hidden with a slightly burnt sugar
Big and bold.
Bowmore 15 Year Old Single Malt.
Colour: Copper and Gold.
Body: Medium and very smooth.
Wonderful oak and malt, followed by
sweet/fruity flavours with overlying
Long, smooth and mellow.
Nose: Apricots, honeydew melon and lychee
followed by the Clarets zesty sweetness.
Medium weighted with understated power.
Smoky, sweet and succulent.
Taste: Immediately the Claret flavours arrive, just ahead of the peaty, smouldering warmth of the Islays, wave after wave of flavours: dark chocolate, liquorice and black bun. Hints of peach, tangerine, jaffa
cake and Caribbean brown sugar flirt in
Very long, succulent and smoky. Sweet.
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Where To Buy Bowmore Whisky Online
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Bowmore offer you the following choice
of single malts:
- Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt.
- Enigma - Heavily Sherried.
- 15 Year Old Single Malt.
- 17 Year Old Single Malt.
- 25 Year Old Single Malt.
- Darkest - Sherrywood Finish.
- Dusk - Bordeaux Wine Cask Finish.
- Dawn - Port Wood finish.
- Bowmore also have many limited
edition vintage bottlings available.
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