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Bowmore Small Batch evokes Islay character

Islay distillery Morrison Bowmore has introduced Bowmore Small Batch, a single malt Scotch whisky that has been exclusively matured in first and second-fill ex-bourbon casks.

Small Batch evokes the Islay house character of gentle peat smoke, salt, citrus and vanilla.

Rachel Barrie, Morrison Bowmore Distillers master blender, says: “If I could select only one dram to transport an enthusiast to Islay, it would be Small Batch. No one liquid better showcases the tranquility and elegance of the Island.”

Crafted from two different types of bourbon cask which are married together, Small Batch exhibits the best qualities of both: First-fill ex-bourbon casks imparts a vanilla sweetness, subtle spices and a bourbon-style oak smoke, created by charring of the barrel in the bourbon production process. The second-fill ex-bourbon casks impart fruit and salty flavours which enhance Bowmore Scotch Whisky’s fresh fruity complexity and its trademark honey and creamy malt character. The result is a single malt that is balanced between salt and sweetness.

Bowmore Small Batch is available nationwide in the US now and will be released globally as well. It will be a permanent addition to the Bowmore core range of Scotch whiskies and will retail for a suggested US$39.99/750ml. The Bowmore portfolio is imported to the US by Beam Suntory.

20 October 2014 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor