Aged: No age statement
Product of: United Kingdom
Released in July 2012, a limited release of just 747 bottles globally, aged 27 years in a combination of 50% ex-sherry and 50% ex-bourbon casks in Bowmore’s No 1 Vaults.
Bowmore 1985 is presented in a wooden gift box with a “weather-beaten” brown leather strap and copper buckle, accompanied by a numbered certificate signed by Bowmore Distillery Manager, Eddie MacAffer.
Review and Tasting
Sampled on 07/08/2012
(bottle 297 of 750) Clear, mid golden with burnished gold highlights.
Light peaty smokiness, dark chocolate, hints of struck match, overripe raspberry and faint citrus zest.
Vegetal peatyness with very light smoke, hints of dark chocolate, and (as per official tasting notes) “hints of lemony-rose Turkish delight.”
Vegetal notes linger with leathery smoke and dark chocolate.