Bowmore Small Batch


Small Batch

(0.7l, 40%)

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A perfect introduction to Islay Scotch.
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 flavours 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.
Matured in first and second fill Bourbon casks this is a lighter expression of the typical smoky Bowmore, although of course that Islay peat is still present and correct. Alongside this peat is a plethora of flavours, from the saccharine sweetness of honey to the juicy ripeness of citrus fruits. The casks are vital to the sweetness and variety of flavours. The Whisky takes its vanilla sweetness and fruit notes from the wood and mixes well with the Bourbon spice.

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  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
  • Alcohol
  • Distillery
    Bowmore Distillery
  • Bottler
    Bowmore Distillery
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Flavour Spiral™

About The Flavour Spiral

vanilla sweetness
citrus zest
What does Bowmore Small Batch taste like?

The Flavour Spiral™ shows the most common flavours that you'll taste in Bowmore Small Batch and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.

We invented Flavour Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.
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Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland and some other parts of the world distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and USA they spell it Whiskey.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Colour
Soft gold 
Smell / Nose / Aroma
Soft smoke, with sweet honey and cinnamon spices
Flavour / Taste / Palate
Citrus fruits make an appearance, heavier on the smoke with herbal undertones to complement the nutmeg and cinnamon spices, vanilla sweetness
Smoke lingers with more citrus and hints of vanilla
Ratings & Reviews
Smooth but almost too clean on the backend. Slight peat and smoke. Good beginner scotch for someone trying Islay whiskies. Slight sweet vanilla flavor.
Fav go to Islay
Not a bad Islay but cannot compare to the Islay Trinity Lagavulin Ardbeg and Laphroaig
Very disappointing. Smoky and poor aftertaste. Best mixed with Coke to make it drinkable
Simply one of the best
Very pleasant but still second to Laphroig
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