Bowmore launches new 23-year-old ScotchBy Amy Hopkins
Islay distillery Bowmore has this month released a 23-year-old limited edition single malt Scotch matured exclusively in port casks.
With a maturation process that began in 1989, the non-chill filtered expression has been described as a “deliciously rich, smoky and complex dram” that has a dark mahogany colour and rich, velvety flavour.
Gordon Dundas, European brand ambassador, said of the expression: “This is truly an exceptional Bowmore. Full maturation in the finest port casks is rare but gives this bottling an amazing depth and flavour developed over 23 years while importantly still retaining all of the character of Bowmore – something to be savoured.”
The 50.8% abv malt is said to exude notes of smoke-infused blood orange, layered autumn fruits, winter spices, black truffles and walnut oil, balanced with the trademark Bowmore sea-salt tang.
The limited edition dram will be encased in a red-hinged box with a black clasp containing a certificate that is handwritten by Bowmore Distillery manager Eddie MacAffer.
Less than 12,000 bottles have been released worldwide and only 120 cases are available in the UK at a RRP of £380.