Distilled at Bowmore Distillery in November 2002. Bottled in Glasgow March 2016. Aged 13 Years in American oak.
Un chill filtered, no artificial colouring. Cask Strength 51.5% Alcohol by volume.
The distillery was founded in 1779 in the village of Bowmore on the shore of Lochindaal on the Isle of Islay. The water used rises from iron-tinged rock and travels through peat, moss, ferns and rushes, before reaching the distillery. Bowmore is the most exposed distillery on the Island. During winter months the westerly wind and high waves come battering against the walls of the distillery adding to the complexity of this malt.
The nose is of fresh cut grass with hints of heather and sherry. Spicy with a little smoke, and with half the phenols of Lagavulin, Laphroaig and Ardbeg. As the glass warms more smoke is evident. So an Islay malt that does not give you a smack in the jaw.