Bowmore distillery is located on the island of Islay, and it was founded in 1779, which makes it one of the oldest in Scotland. It utilizes mostly Islay barley, with a small percentage imported from the main land to accommodate the volume of production. Islay whiskys are well known for their peaty, smoky character, but Bowmore malts are usually medium peated and very well balanced.
Bowmore 12yr single malt whisky is another entry level malt, alongside Bowmore Legend. It is one of the most popular whiskys, a fantastic everyday dram, and great value for the money! Enjoy without adding any water to retain a thick and satisfying mouthfeel! It is going to be replaced with a non aged statement bottling, so get a bottle while you still can.
NOSE: Smoke, pepper, citrus, hey.
PALATE: Heavy bodied, very smooth, sweetness developing into caramel, brown sugar, peat, and zesty lemon.
FINISH: Long, notes of smoke and charred wood.