Bowmore Small Batch

bowmore small batch

A step up from Bowmore Legend, this is aged in first and second fill bourbon casks and uses a peated malt.

Price: $30 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Bowmore / Beam Suntory

Region: Islay

40% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon

Chill Filtered: Yes

Color Added: Yes



Color: Light Gold

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Light peat smoke, oak, vanilla, moss, and sea spray

Taste: Watered down vanilla and oak, honey, gentle smoke, and coconut.

Finish: Short and light, barley and gentle smoke.

Thoughts: Very unremarkable, but easy to drink. I wouldn’t seek this out for myself, but would recommend it to people looking to see if they want to explore more Islay malts to get a taste of peat before getting punched by some other expressions.

Score: 74 out of 100

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