Bowmore Vault Edition Atlantic Sea Salt (First Release)
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 51.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • salty
  • caramel
  • citrus
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • tropical
  • sweet
  • fruit

Bowmore

Vault Edition Atlantic Sea Salt (First Release) (0.7l, 51.5%)
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Worth its salt.

Founded in 1779, The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland. Castles made of sand fall into the sea eventually, but Bowmore is here to last. This storied distillery lies on the west shore of Islay where they make one of the most recognized smoky drams in the Whisky world. Islay is special. For centuries, all they had in this rugged land was the local barley, clear spring water, peat for fuel, and the sea. If you take all that and wring it into a barrel, you get Bowmore — a classic single malt Islay Whisky that’s certainly worth its salt.

Bowmore knows that this special environment defines its special product. That’s why they’ve decided to honor it with a special collection. Bowmore Vault Edition No. 1 is the first in the range of single malts calling attention to one of the unique elements that influence the style of their Whisky. Distillery’s proximity to the sea affects the character of the Spirit and the Atlantic Ocean spray that washes against the sea-facing wall of Bowmore’s legendary underwater No.1 Vaults determines that sea salt is a key note in this release.

The fact the Whiskey is bottled at 51,5 % ABV, means the dram packs a hefty punch. You can add a pinch of water to stem the tide, or you can meet the crashing waves head on. Whatever you prefer. The dram is as intense, complex and smoky as any true Islaynder should be. Plus it carries the enticement of that distinctive character created by the alchemy in the legendary seaside warehouse. Perhaps, you can take the last bit with a pinch of salt. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 51.5%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Vanilla, citrus, smoke...

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Cinnamon, toffee, salt

Finish
Lingering salty sweetness
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  • smoky
  • salty
  • caramel
  • citrus
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • tropical
  • sweet
  • fruit
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
During World War II, Bowmore was closed for production. But they opened up their dock and offices for a local squadron of RAF Flying Boats, for anti-submarine warfare operations. 
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
During World War II, Bowmore was closed for production. But they opened up their dock and offices for a local squadron of RAF Flying Boats, for anti-submarine warfare operations. 
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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