Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation American oak & Oloroso Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • sherry
  • caramel
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • raisin
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • dark cherry

Bowmore

15 Year Old Darkest (0.7l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
The Dark Side of the Dram.

The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in all of Scotland and lies on the Isle of Islay, on the banks of the Western coastline. The sea brings it its famous character, which in combination with peat gives birth to one of the most recognized flavors in the Whisky World.

The techniques that Bowmore employs have remained the same for centuries. The water they use is from the adjacent Laggan river, the kiln is heated with Islay peat and they still use the traditional wooden malt shovel to turn the barley.

The Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest is a single malt that is matured in oak casks for 12 years. For the final touch it spends the last three years in Oloroso Sherry casks where they aged the finest of what Jerez has to offer.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation American oak & Oloroso Sherry casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Dark amber.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Chocolate, dried fruits, coconut and a whip of the Islay smoke.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The balance of peat and Sherry are delightful, notes of fruit, vanilla and wood in the background.

Finish
A tough finish, which still makes us happy, happy, happy.
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  • smoky
  • sherry
  • caramel
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • raisin
  • fruit
  • spicy
  • dark cherry
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
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