Bowmore 12yo has a place in many hearts as Islay’s ‘medium-peated’ malt. A pronounced iodine character with plenty of pepper, the current 12yo bottling is a welcome return to the classic Bowmores of the 1960s and ’70s, with the emphasis on tropical fruit and smoke. A deserved runner-up in our Whisky of the Year 2014-15 blind tasting.
ON THE EYE: Warm amber.
BREATHE IN: Subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore’s trademark peaty smokiness.
SIP: Sweet and delicious heather honey and gentle peat smoke.
SAVOUR: The long, mellow finish.