Bowmore distillery on Islay has been producing top-notch whisky since 1816, with the success thanks in part to the microclimate found in Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults which lie below sea level. Whisky from Bowmore is often slightly smoky with notes of salt, citrus, and tropical fruit. Sherried Bowmore packs a punch with chocolate, dark fruits, and coffee.
There are a number of cask-strength whiskies from Bowmore available on the market, dating back many decades. We have a selection of Bowmore cask-strength whiskies from the mid-2000s available on the Mark Littler Shop:
- Bowmore 1989 16 Year Old Straight From The Cask Natural Cask Strength – £377
- Bowmore 1990 16 Year Old Sherry Matured Natural Cask Strength – £464
- Bowmore 1991 16 Year Old Port Matured Natual Cask Strength – £469
These whiskies were all matured in different cask types, showcasing Bowmore’s ability to produce a variety of profiles to suit all whisky palates.
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This Bowmore was distilled in 1989 and matured for 16 years before being bottled at cask strength (51.8% ABV). The majority of the casks used in this release were bourbon casks. The result is a punchy whisky with notes of citrus, violet, smoke, and new wood.
Onto a sherry matured Bowmore now, that was laid down in 1990 and again matured for 16 years. It was bottled at a natural strength of 53.8% ABV. On the palate there are notes of chocolate and dried fruit with coffee.
This whisky was matured in a slightly more experimental wood type: a port cask. Whilst sherry and bourbon are the main cask types used to mature whisky, there are numerous other options if the distillery wishes to impart a different character onto the spirit. This Bowmore was matured in port casks for 16 years after distillation in 1991. It was bottled at 53.1% ABV and features notes of dry port wine, chocolate, and orange liqueur.
All of these amazing Bowmores, and more, are available to buy now on the Mark Littler Shop.