Bowmore White Sands 17 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • caramel
  • creamy vanilla
  • pineapple
  • fruit
  • almonds
  • spicy
  • dark chocolate
  • peaty

Bowmore

White Sands 17 Year Old (0.7l, 43%)
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Character Goatson
Where the sea and the past meet.

Founded in 1779, The Bowmore Distillery is one of the oldest in Scotland. 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 clings to the memory of the waves and the times gone by.

The sea... The maritime notes and pristine white beaches of Laggan Bay, a stretch of coast just south of the distillery, are also the inspiration behind their latest expression. The Bowmore White Sands 17 YO is part of their new travel retail series and has been matured for 17 years in ex-Bourbon casks within Bowmore’s legendary No.1 Vaults, the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland.

The past... The 17-year-old was once the flagship Whisky of the Bowmore distillery, but it has since been replaced by the 18-year-old. The former is still very popular with Bowmore fans though and even Bowmore’s master distiller Eddie MacAffer has named this dram his personal favorite. That being said, this complex mix of rich treacle toffee and ripe exotic fruits bound together by warm peat smoke (per MacAffer’s description) stays true to the brand and represents everything we love about Bowmore and Islay.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Bowmore
  • Age 17 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 43%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm gold.

Nose / Aroma / Smell 
Vanilla and malt with breezy notes of the sea.

Flavor / Taste / Palate 
Fruity pineapple notes with toffee and almonds.

Finish 
Spicy, strong and smooth.
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  • smoky
  • caramel
  • creamy vanilla
  • pineapple
  • fruit
  • almonds
  • spicy
  • dark chocolate
  • peaty
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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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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.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
In 2007, an unopened bottle of Bowmore bottled in 1850, was sold at auction for £29,400.
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.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
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