On the eye teak brown.
Breathe in sweet dark sherry, figs and cocoa balanced with smoky peatiness and a salty tang.
Sip a rich combination of chocolate, sherry, raisins and smoke.
Savour the long and lingering finish.
Wine Enthusiast, 90-95 points (7/1/04)
"The initial nosings encounter hints of sweet oak and honey rather than salt/brine; aeration stimulates the gentle sea salt component as the oak/fruit element recedes to the background. Palate entry is succulent, elegant and creamy sweet; at midpalate, tastes of cocoa, coffee bean, butterscotch and caramel blossom on the tongue. Finishes sweet, viscous and maple-like. Shows an extraordinary amount of grace and harmony."
|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.