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.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points - (Tried & True Award)- Pretty flaxen/yellow color. Toasty notes are clearly evident in the aroma, but there’s also traces of vegetation, palm oil, marzipan, oaky resin, black pepper. Taste profile highlights the toasted grain/malt component while the finish features a sweeter, spicier flavor that concentrated, slightly peaty/smoky. (Mar 2015)
Exclusively matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, then blissfully married together, Small Batch Reserve exhibits the best qualities of both. First-fill bourbon offers delicious vanilla sweetness, subtle spices and bourbon oak smoke to complement Bowmore's gentle peaty smokiness, while the second-fill cask enhances Bowmore's fresh fruity complexity and showcases its trademark honey and creamy malt character.
|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.