Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Released in June 2011, Bowmore 1982 is the second expression in the distillery's vintage series. This release of only 501 bottles was aged for 29 years in Bowmore Distillery's Number 1 Vaults, parts of which lie slightly below sea level and next to the North Atlantic, so a damp, salty microclimate. Read more
Sampled on 01/05/2011
Clear, bright gold.
A salty fruity nose (pineapple, ripe watermelon and pear drops) with light smoked oak aromas.
Hydrated to approx. 40% abv yields smoky notes emerging prominently on the lightly salty palate which has vegetal/seaweed flavours with fruity notes (overripe banana) more subdued.
The smoky vegetal notes continue through the long finish which has delicate coconut flavours.
Closure: Natural cork stopper