- Bowmore 23 Year Old 1987 Old & Rare
Bowmore 23 Year Old 1987 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single sherry butt bottled November 2010 by Douglas Laing & Co. for the Old & Rare Platinum Selection. 218 bottles.
Big, phenolic, maritime, smoky, beachy – and self evidently from Islay on the nose – the only hint of Sherry is evident from its colour. Very interesting on the palate by way of its overtly perfumed spiciness – initially dry with even some Wright’s coal tar soap plus yesterday’s ashy bonfire. Its finish starts to show only now – some late sweet Sherry beyond its Islay style.
Bowmore Single Malt Whiskey
Bowmore Distillery was established by David Simpson in 1779 on the Isle of Islay. Situated by the shore of Loch Indaal it is amongst the oldest working distilleries on Islay and one of the oldest malt whiskey distilleries in Scotland. Bowmore Distillery continues to produce a proportion of its malted barley on its own traditional malting floors and malt kilns. Bowmore Distillery is a participant in Feis Isle, the Islay Festival of Malt and Music during which special bottlings. Popular official bottlings include Bowmore 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old and 25 Year Old.