Exclusive Malts Bowmore 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Only 589 bottles of this whisky, which was aged for 12 years and bottled at cask strength, were ever produced.
Situated along the shores of Long Indaal, Bowmore Distillery was founded in 1779 by John Simpson. The distillery is the oldest distillery on the island of Islay and the second oldest in Scotland. Its unique location — Long Indaal suffers from steady gusts of wind and strong eddies that make its waters especially hazardous — plays an integral part in defining the lush, rich character of the single malt whisky it produces. Bowmore Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from barley that has been expertly cultivated in the rolling hills of Scotland. Once the barley has been harvested, it is malted and peated at the distillery — Bowmore remains one of the few Scottish distilleries that continues to hand-turn, malt, and peat its own barley. Unlike some other distilleries on Islay, however, the drying process is much shorter at Bowmore — only 15 hours — and utilizes only half as much peat, resulting in a whisky with a robust yet still mild smoky flavor. After the barley has been malted and peated, it is mashed and fermented with pure water drawn from Laggan River. The water has spent two millennia percolating in the ancient rock formations and peatbogs of Islay, giving Bowmore Whiskey its distinctive, chewy body and subtle mouthfeel. Then, the fermented barley is twice distilled through Bowmore's copper-pot stills before being left to mature in the distillery's seaside, underground maturation vaults. The Exclusive Malts Bowmore 12 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky was distilled on September 25, 2001 and aged in a used sherry cask (Cask No. 1) for over 4,500 days. In January 2014 — over 12 years after it was initially distilled — the whisky was bottled at cask strength. Bowmore 12 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky has a distinct aroma, with hints of tar, peat and iodine that complement a citrusy undertone. Notes of burnt sugar, caramel and apples dominate the palate, and lead to a spicy hint of oak and cloves. The finish is soft and sweet, with touches of sweet oak, white pepper and citrus. Only 589 bottles of this whisky were ever produced. Pick up one of these rare treasures today!
|Proof||116.8 (58.4% ABV)|
|Distiller/Bottler Name||Bowmore Distillery|
Distinct aroma, with hints of tar, peat and iodine that complement a citrusy undertone. Notes of burnt sugar, caramel and apples dominate the palate, and lead to a spicy hint of oak and cloves. Finish is soft and sweet, with touches of sweet oak, white pepper and citrus.
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