Bowmore 17 Year Old 1996 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single refill hogshead #10125 bottled December 2013 by Douglas Laing for the Old Particular range. 312 bottles.
NOSE: Bees wax + subtle smoke - old antique furniture (?) + soot in a warm fireplace.
PALATE: Mouth coating & malty – with a leathery quality + attractive smoke & dry tobacco.
FINISH: Long & oily – now smoke becomes more apparent + soft sweet tar & salty liquorice.
Bowmore Distillery was established on the Isle of Islay off the west coast of Scotland by John Simpson in 1779. Situated in Bowmore by the shore of Loch Indaal it is the oldest working distillery on Islay and one of the oldest malt whisky distilleries in Scotland. Bowmore Distillery continues to produce a proportion of its malted barley on its own traditional malting floors and malt kilns. Visitors are welcomed in the Bowmore visitor centre where distillery tours are available in addition to Bowmore Distillery cottages to rent. Bowmore Distillery is a participant in Feis Isle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music.