Bowmore, Islay's first Single malt Whisky, has announced the launch of Bowmore 23 years Old - a deliciously rich, smoky and complex dram that has been matured exclusively in port casks for 23 years giving it a deliciously dark colour and remarkably rich flavour.
This non-chill filtered Single Malt Scotch is a whisky to warm the coldest Islay night. A delicious treat of smoke infused blood orange, luscious layared autumn fruits, winter spices, black truffles and walnut oil balanced with the trademark Bowmore sea-salt tang.
European Brand ambassador Gordon Dundas describes the dram as "Truly an exceptional Bowmore. Full maturation in the finest Port casks is rare but gives this bottling an amaing depth and flavour developed over 23 years while importantly still retaining all of the character of Bowmore. Something to be savoured..."
This outstanding limited edition is the ideal whisky to add to any enthusiast's collection. Presented in packaging that reflects its quality and exclusivity, this revered dram is encased in a deep-red hinged box, which perfectly complements the deep mahogany liquid. A black clasp keeps the whisky locked away. Once opened it reveals a certificate handwritten by the Bowmore Distillery manager Eddie MacAffer.
Less than 12,000 bottles exist of Bowmore 23 Year Old Port Matured, priced at £380.
OFFICIAL TASTING NOTES:
Colour - Deep mahogany with a rich ruby blush.
Nose - Rich, smoky and very complex. Plum skins, black cherries and dark chocolate are interwoven with wood smoke and sea-salt, seductive sandalwood and walnuts thrown on a roaring fire.
Taste - A swathe of rich smoky velvet brings luscious layered autumn fruits, tingly winter spices, blood orange and sensual winter black truffles.
Finish - Long and rich with smoke infused blood orange, truffle and walnut oil.