Class
Scotch Whisky
Style
Single Malt
Region
Islay
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Engraving
Bowmore 18 Year Old
Bowmore 18 Year Old Bowmore 18 Year Old

Bowmore 18 Year Old

70cl 43% abv Scotch Whisky Single Malt Islay

Class
Scotch Whisky
Style
Single Malt
Region
Islay
Personalise
Engraving
£95.00
SKU
19326
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An 18 year old expression bottled at 43% abv. Andrew Rankin, Bowmore's Production Director, specifies a mix of cask types for each bottling of the Bowmore 18 Year Old. The casks are matured in the distillery's No.1 Vaults, built in the late 1700s and the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland. It is also the only warehouse below sea level – dark and damp, and the thick stone walls seep salt water. So when you taste this splendid malt, think of where it spent the last eighteen years. There is no substitute for time in the right casks under the right conditions! Polished beech in colour, the aroma seems to match this: polished wood to the fore, with gentle smoke behind. In between are scents of dry seaweed and canvas, hemp ropes and lanolin, then caramel rises to dominate. The taste is a surprise after the mellow aroma: big, sweet, salty and smoky at full strength; more floral, less salty and smoky at reduced strength. Both with some spice in the finish. Read More
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Bowmore 18 Year Old Description

An 18 year old expression bottled at 43% abv. Andrew Rankin, Bowmore's Production Director, specifies a mix of cask types for each bottling of the Bowmore 18 Year Old. The casks are matured in the distillery's No.1 Vaults, built in the late 1700s and the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland. It is also the only warehouse below sea level – dark and damp, and the thick stone walls seep salt water. So when you taste this splendid malt, think of where it spent the last eighteen years. There is no substitute for time in the right casks under the right conditions!

Polished beech in colour, the aroma seems to match this: polished wood to the fore, with gentle smoke behind. In between are scents of dry seaweed and canvas, hemp ropes and lanolin, then caramel rises to dominate. The taste is a surprise after the mellow aroma: big, sweet, salty and smoky at full strength; more floral, less salty and smoky at reduced strength. Both with some spice in the finish.

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Awards

  • Gold Outstanding — International Wine & Spirits Competition 2019
  • Gold — International Spirits Challenge 2019
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Knowledge Bar

Bowmore does not appear in UK price lists from the 1920s; by the 1960s writers were referring to it as being ‘available at the distillery’; in 1973 it was described as ‘available’, and in 1989 Michael Jackson [Malt Whisky Companion] was able to include tasting notes for four expressions – at 10 and 12 years; a Bicentenary Edition (1979 at 15 years) and a one-off 1966 (at 22 years). No sign of an 18 years old until well into the 1990s. Yet eighteen has long been considered a perfect bottling. Back to top

Product Details

Distillery/Brand
Bowmore
Classification
Scotch Whisky
Region
Islay
Style
Single Malt
Size
70cl
ABV
43%
Age Statement
18 Year Old
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