Bowmore kicks off flavour-focused collection
Islay single malt Bowmore has released Bowmore Vault Edition Atlantic Sea Salt – the first whisky in a four-part collection designed to champion the distillery’s core flavours.
Each whisky in The Vault Edition series, released annually, will be centred on one of Bowmore’s four key flavours; Atlantic sea salt, peat smoke, vanilla sweetness and citrus fruits.
The collection takes its name from Bowmore’s maturation warehouse the No.1 Vaults, which was established in 1779.
Aged in ex-Bourbon casks, the first release will highlight Bowmore’s salty flavour profile, and is designed to reflect the “distinctive climate” in the depths of the vaults.
Notes of salted honeycomb and Atlantic sea spray are balanced with sun-ripened fruits, spiced cocoa and blood orange.
Bottled at 51.5% abv, Bowmore Vault Edition Atlantic Sea Salt is available from specialist whisky retailers at a retail price of £100 for 700ml. The next release in the series will be Vault Edition Peat Smoke.