Bowmore Darkest 15 Year Old Single Sherry Cask Finished
Bowmore Darkest Sherry Cask Finished 15 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Islay's oldest working distillery, Bowmore was established in 1779 and is now regarded as one of the most popular malts not only on Islay, but in the whole of Scotland. The distillery was acquired by Stanley P. Morrison in 1963, ushering in an era of iconic single malts, including the legendary Black Bowmore, credited by many as the genesis of whisky collecting, bottled in 1995. The distillery was bought under the control Suntory the year prior (they had been stakeholders since 1989), and it remains one of the most collectible brands in Scotch whisky today. Bowmore is one of the few remaining Scottish distilleries to use its own floor maltings, providing them with 40% of their requirements.
Bowmore Darkest, a relatively new addition to the range of Bowmore super-premium whiskies, is produced by extended maturation in hand selected x Bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, combining raisin, chocolate and smokey flavours for a distinctively different Bowmore experience.
Released in January of 2007 from the legendary Bowmore distillery in Islay, finished in Sherry casks, imparting a rich sweetness that blends well with the peaty elements.
Nose: Peat smoke, caramel, salted peanuts, black olives, vanilla and milk chocolate.
Taste: The sweet sherry notes have the upper hand over the smoke.
Finish: Short to medium with nice smokiness and notes of chocolate, black pepper and smoked meat.