Exclusively matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, then blissfully married together, Small Batch Reserve exhibits the best qualities of both. First-fill bourbon offers delicious vanilla sweetness, subtle spices and bourbon oak smoke to complement Bowmore’s gentle peaty smokiness, while the second-fill cask enhances Bowmore’s fresh fruity complexity and showcases its trademark honey and creamy malt character.
|On the eye warm gold.
Breathe in vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice.
Sip mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut.
Savour the wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 90 points (Mar 2015)
(Tried & True Award)- Pretty flaxen/yellow color. Toasty notes are clearly evident in the aroma, but there’s also traces of vegetation, palm oil, marzipan, oaky resin, black pepper. Taste profile highlights the toasted grain/malt component while the finish features a sweeter, spicier flavor that concentrated, slightly peaty/smoky.