Bowmore Small Batch Reserve

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Bowmore Small Batch Reserve
70cl / 40%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
Bowmore's Small Batch Reserve is matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, resulting in a sweet, spicy and smoky whisky. This is a lighter example of Bowmore and an excellent starting point for Islay whiskies.
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Tasting Notes:
Tasting notes by Billy A

Nose: floral violets and candlewax, a hint of pot pourri/air freshener (but not enough to put me off), window putty, sour tropical fruit, light muddy peat and a hint of pine needles.

Palate: the pine needles come back, along with sweet peat, soft vanilla cream and a touch of parma violet.

Finish: quite long, with floral smoke, and sour wood and fruit fading to a soft end.

Producer's Note

On the eye: warm gold.

Breathe in: vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice.

Sip: mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut.

Savour: the wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.

Customer Reviews:(1 review)
Not my favourite Islay distillery, I got given a bottle of Bowmore Small Batch Reserve-and was pleasantly surprised...where as the 12 year old somehow fails (I kept wondering if that below sea-level warehouse has something to do with it?) THIS makes up for. Obviously not the peatiest whisky, phenol fans/smokeheids will no doubt be making for the Island's Southern distilleries (suggestion: head N.E. to Caol Ila, too-I'm sure you have already...and you could do worse than try the [Bruichladdich produced]'Port Charlotte Peat Project' over West...)I found this to be a very pleasant malt, no doubt the ex-Bourbon casks having much to do with the result. As for the below sea-level warehouse, hmmmmm. Well...Slainte!
- Penny Traition, 9 days ago
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