Bowmore Vault Edition Atlantic Sea Salt (First Release), 51.5%

Price: $140 Issue: Summer 2018 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

This is the first of four bottlings in the Vault Edition series and was matured in bourbon barrels in the distillery's famous No.1 Vaults. Nectarines in brine on the nose, with iodine and sweet spices. Medium-bodied on the palate, with peaches, vanilla, salt, and slightly bitter orange. Lingering orange notes in the finish, with cocoa powder and lots of salt. This expression lives up to its name!