Bowmore 9 year old, 40%

Price: $37 Issue: Winter 2016 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

The latest addition to Bowmore's core range is presented at the unconventional age of 9 years. Matured predominantly in oloroso sherry casks, with some bourbon cask-aged spirit thrown into the mix. The result is a whisky featuring drinking chocolate, black pepper, and soft peat on the nose. Sherry and sweet peat notes merge nicely on the palate, with dates, plums, and light caramel. Smoky brine in the medium-length finish.£30