Bowmore Black Rock
This Bowmore Black Rock is part of the new Travel Retail series from Bowmore.
From Bowmore"At the heart of the range is Black Rock, an incredibly rich single malt named after the jaggy outcrop that's clearly visable in the bay across from the distillery, which has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal since 1779. Matured predominately in first-fill ex-Spanish sherry casks, the result is a delicious balance of peat smoke, treacle toffee and orange."
I really enjoyed this one, the light smoke and sherry influence work well, for the price (around £45 for a litre) is't a cracker too.
Many thanks to Bowmore for the official sample.
very little smoke but it is there in a malty coastal salty way but it's masked but a huge sweet sherry hit, a tropical fruit salad of pineapple, mango, papaya and dragonfruit dipped in mollasses with a hint of chalk,
a lovely sweetness, with a hint of citrus and white pepper, missing the fruit from the nose a little
hints of pepper and chalk