A great little gift pack from one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, Bowmore.
This pack serves as an introduction to three core bottlings in Bowmore’s range, the 12 year old, the 15 year old ‘Darkest’ and the 18 year old.
The 12 year old is a classic entry level Islay whisky, matching Bowmore’s peaty kick with a lovely vanilla oakiness, and notes of pressed flowers and citrus.
The 15 follow suit, but adds a little bit more maturity, and of course, a hefty dose of sherry influence, producing a delightful dried fruit and spicy nature to this dram. The sherry cask has not only changed the flavour of the whisky, but the colour too, giving rise to the name “Darkest”.
The 18 year old is close to the top of Bowmore’s range, and is a fantastic dram, balancing peaty power, with dignified maturity. Drinkers should expect notes of smoked leather, oak paneling, toffee, dried fruits, citrus and sea spray.
The 20cl bottles come in a neat little box, featuring an image of the famous distillery itself.