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[6 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 503 views]
Bowmore hand filled   1997-2013  55.5% abv

I’m a sucker for hand filled bottles you can get only at the distillery, and most chances that you’re too if you’re reading this blog I was fortunate enough to get a wee sample when I traded samples over at Maltstock with the Spellers (Ansgar & Thomas). I had a feeling it was about to be a cracking …

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[24 Jun 2013 | 5 Comments | 1,356 views]
Bowmore Laimrig 15 yo

Been trying to source a sample of this for a long time, and thanks to my whisky friend E.S who was kind enough to mail me one (and so quick)  – mission was accomplished. For those of you who have not heard about this ‘limited edition’:
Laimrig is Scottish Gaelic for ‘pier’, and is named after Bowmore’s ancient stone pier. It’s …

Cask Strength, Headline, Islay, Tasting Notes, Twitter, bowmore »

[11 Apr 2013 | No Comment | 1,698 views]
Bowmore Tempest Batches #3 & #4 head to head

Something good is going on at Bowmore, after a few years of releasing OK products, but nothing spectacular (not taking into consideration the very expensive older releases), recently (and i suspect much thanks to the work done by Rachel Barrie) they have been hard at work releasing good stuff (100 proof, Darkest 15 yo, etc) and of course the Bowmore …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Port Cask, Tasting Notes, bowmore »

[18 Feb 2013 | 4 Comments | 1,223 views]
Tasting Bowmore 1991 Port wood , 16 yo

Not a bottling i was aware of, but got a nice sample from my good friend Phil, who has bought this bottle for his father and liked it so much he kindly gave me a wee taster. Bottled un-chill filtered at cask strength and matured in port casks. 18,000 bottles all in all.  You can find some of these on …

Headline, Islay, Master Of Malt, Tasting Notes, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, bowmore »

[5 Feb 2013 | No Comment | 1,318 views]
Bowmore – Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

Another of Boutique-y batch samples has arrived and as always, it’s good stuff. After a nice weekend without much whisky (but wine and beer) i decided to start checking those out with this Bowmore. I was not a Bowmore fan in recent years, but i have started liking this distillery more and more in recent months, and this sherried Bowmore …

Headline, Independent Bottling, Islay, Tasting Notes, The Maltman, bowmore »

[15 Jan 2013 | One Comment | 1,205 views]
The MaltMan Bowmore  1989 21 yo

Thrilled to feature a brand new Indie bottler today , The Maltman. This label is bottled by the Meadowside blending Co. located in Glasgow. I have to admit this is the first time I’ve tasted their single casks, and find them rather nice. One downside is that all of them are watered down to about 46% rather than CS, which …

Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Islay, Travel Retail, bowmore »

[27 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 1,464 views]
Tasting Bowmore 100 Degrees Proof

Originally produced for the Travel Retail market (duty free shops) this is a cask strength NCF Bowmore NAS, and comes in a 1 Litre bottle. I’m not a Huge Bowmore fan but I do think they are really trying to make better whiskies in recent 1-2 years, and we definitely can see a change there, which is great news for …

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[22 Feb 2011 | 7 Comments | 1,903 views]
GlenDronach time on WI – a chance to win a bottle of whisky – details inside !!

GlenDronach time is coming to whisky israel, and  in order to celebrate that, friends of whisky Israel have a chance of winning one of their loveliest expressions : The Glendronach 15 ‘Revival’ .
Glendronach distillery has been making whisky since 1826, and was bought in 2008 by the BenRiach company, which signifed it’s revival and renaissance. During the coming weeks, we’ll …