Hart Brothers 11 year old (distilled at Bowmore), 55.5%

Price: $78 Issue: Fall 2015 Reviewer: Dave Broom

There have been some legendary Hart Brothers bottlings of Bowmore (the 1966 bottled in '74 is a classic) so this has a lot to live up to. The nose is creamy and discreet, but Bowmore is less about charging out wreathed in smoke and more a dram where peat is part of the totality. Here you get seashells and low-tide aromas, along with green banana. The palate is gently smoked with light barley, cool melon. An afternoon dram.£50