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 The 17-year-old was once the flagship Whisky of the Bowmore distillery, but it has since been replaced by the 18-year-old.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
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. 
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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
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. 
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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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