Distilled at Bowmore Distillery in February 1996. Bottled in Glasgow September 2013. Aged 17 Years in American oak. Un-chill filtered, no artificial colouring. 46.0% Alcohol by volume.
A quite fragrant aromatic nose with a hint of smokiness. Starts light and buttery and finishes with plenty of smoke. The finish is long with a distinctively fresh fruity edge to the smoke.
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.