Wine Enthusiast 90 points – This Islay Scotch would be a home run for peat lovers. Every scent and sip entwine rich caramel and peat smoke, ending on a long, bold, smoky sweep and an echo of salty sea breeze..Kara Newman, December/2015
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points – Waves of sea salt, lemon pith, and toasted oats combine for a maritime themed nose on this cracking malt. In the mouth soothing tones of vanilla help temper the aggressive flavors but in the finish smoky boot leather and campfire return and linger deliciously. – 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Tried and True Award).April/2018
Complex yet perfectly balanced, our 12 Years Old reflects the raw essence of Bowmore – thrashing waves, windswept landscapes and generations of tradition. Bowmore 12 Years Old has received much critical acclaim; the late, great whisky writer Michael Jackson proclaimed it ”remarkably long and complex”. We like to think of it as vanilla ice cream at a beach bonfire.
A simply beautiful nose marrying scents of sweet malt, wild flowers, honey, kumquat, and campfire. Perfectly balanced offering sweet fruity and cocoa notes with dry smoke, brown spices and pepper. Bright and fresh while mature and sophisticated.