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Bowmore 1989 23 Years-Old 70cl 50.8°

Distillery : Bowmore / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 39212

Bowmore 23 Years-Old is an exeptionnal Single Malt distilled in 1989, unchilfiltered and bottled in a very limited edition. This whisky presents a whole range of extraordinary perfums and flavors with its slow aging in Porto casks whose aromas melted in peat and typical Bowmore smoke.

Bowmore 23 Years-Old Port Matured is well balanced, loose and greedy. Rose petals fragrance matches perfectly the apricot and roasted nuts with light and peated Bowmore whisky notes. A truly exeptionnal product.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV50.8 °
TypeSingle malt
Age23 years
MaturationPort Wine Casks
PeatLightly Peated
CharacteristicsNon Chill-Filtered

Bowmore is one of the largest and oldest of the Islay distilleries.

It was established in 1779 in Bowmore, capital of the Isle of Islay by David Simpson. The distillery remained in the Simpson family until 1837, date on which it was sold to William and James Mutter, consul of the Ottoman Empire, Brazil and Portugal in Glasgow.

In 1892, Bowmore was taken over by Joseph Robert Holmes, who introduced the name of Bowmore Distillery CO. In 1925, the distillery was purchased by Sheriffs' Bowmore Distillery Ltd. In 1950 William Grigor & Sons took over the distillery and went bankrupt in 1963. The distillery was then bought by Stanley P. Morrison. The name of the company was changed into Morrison Bowmore in 1987. Since 1994, the firm Morrison Bowmore is 100% owned by the Japanese Suntory.

The village sits on the shores of Loch Indaal bay. The distillery is located both geographically and in terms of taste between the South of the island, producing intense malts (Ardbeg, Lagavulin and Laphroaig, Port Ellen) and the North producing sweeter malts (Caol Ila, Bruichladdich, Bunnahabbain).

The general characteristic of the whiskies produced by the distillery is their great complexity. The river Laggan carries peaty waters. However the nature of the peat in Bowmore is different from that of other regions, as it carries more sand. The whisky is largely marketed as Single Malts, but also contributes to a number of blends, such as King Pride, Clan Roy, Rob Roy, Black Bottle and Islay Legend.

Color: orange copper

Nose: loose and greedy, rose petals aromas bloom delicatly through the nose, apricot sirup and roasted nuts associate with peated seascape and smoke. We also noticed flower fragrances (lavender, peony) and dark fruits (blackberry, blackcurrant).

Palate: Porto casks aging stands with an amazing floral and fruity taste. Heather honey aromas, dried grapes, and violet matches perfectly with Bowmore's complexed peat. As the tasting continues, peated notes become more salty and spciy.

Finish: continuously, a wide range takes place with new greedy and buttery aromas. A fruity and sugary essence reminds the taste of an apricot pie, enjoyed on a sunny warm summer day. Quickly this memory gives place to ashy, smoky and herbaceous tabacco, salty and spicy (tapenade, cinnamon, netmeg) and floral.