Palate: the pine needles come back, along with sweet peat, soft vanilla cream and a touch of parma violet.
Finish: quite long, with floral smoke, and sour wood and fruit fading to a soft end.
Matured in oak casks for over 18 years, the classic Bowmore smokiness is perfectly tempered with caramel, chocolate and ripe fruit aromas. Its delightful on its own, or matched with a rich dessert or a post pranddial petit four (or two).
Colour :Honey golden
Nose:Expressive with hay and malty cereal notes. Creamy toffee and heather honey balanced with aromas of sweet oak and barley sugar
Taste:Fresh and creamy with soft vanilla. Sweet and fruity with a malty honeyed spiciness
Finish:Satisfying, clean and dry with a hint of cloves, tingling then gently fades
Nose: Honeysuckle, melon and marzipan with a spicy edge to add balance. Add water and a lush fruit attack appears with banana, forest flowers and a rich nutty character
Palate: Richly honeyed and backed with a lifting zestiness which slides into spice and zingy salt. Once the dram opens out, vanilla and sultana stand out followed by notes of toasted oak.
Finish: A glorious combination of voluptuous Sauternes and snake-hipped Arran Malt - a richly rewarding partnership.
The influence of the Port is very much apparent with fruity and floral notes along with the butter and caramel. Berry gum drops. The port sweetness coats the mouth, leaving a pleasant mouthfeel.
The port sweetness comes to the fore with a hint of spice and oakiness from the wood. Sweet and lingering.
Ahh yes, Arran! Big tropical fruit notes (think pineapple and you'll be on the right track), though now with a good helping of barrel char and smoky peat.
Developing red berry notes and yet more coastal peat. Full-bodied and enjoyably oily.
A final hint of vanilla and a lasting peaty hum.
Flavour: Full bodied with super balance of sherried sweetness, malty tones and peaty flavours.
Finish: Long lasting, gloriously sherried, sweet, gently smoky, and distinguished.
Flavour: Big, full-flavoured, with excellent balance, develops slowly, full of sherry sweet malty tones, and a touch peat smoke.
Finish: Long lasting and smooth, with a hint of spice and sherry sweetness.