Bowmore’s celebrated Single Malt has been distilled on this jewel of an island, the Queen of the Hebrides, ever since 1779. This makes it the first of Islay’s eight distilleries chronologically speaking (and by taste too, many would say). Now, as then, Bowmore is widely acknowledged to be among the finest and most perfectly balanced single malts in the world.
Wine Enthusiast 95 points – No shrinking violet, this copper penny-hued Scotch hits the nose and palate with a robust but harmonious mix of toffee and peat smoke, in equal measures, finishing dry and spicy. Darkest is an apt description for a whiskey partly matured in former oloroso Sherry casks, which adds deep, raisiny tones..Kara Newman, December/2015
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 91 points – A deep amber color in the glass, it shows strong aromas of cherry wood smoke overlaying dried fruits and roasted nuts. It begins dry in the mouth with a burst of savory honey before turning back to bright wood smoke, dried cherry, and nutmeg. – 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge.April/2018
On The Eye: Burnt Sienna – Breathe In: Dark chocolate and raisin aromas compliment the classic Bowmore smokiness – Sip: Wonderful cedar wood and rich treacle toffee flavours – Savour: Spicy, toffee, sherry and barley