Bowmore Small Batch

  • Age: No age statement
  • ABV 40 % 
  • Bottle size: 70 cl
  • Price: £37
  • Nose 21 /25 - Initially engine oil then clifftop seaweed, rock pools and a hint of vanilla
  • Taste 20 /25 - Spicy cinnamon and a fair amount of peat, lots of warmth from cloves and black pepper followed by a fair bit of sherbet.
  • Finish 21 /25 -  bitter, salty with some chocolate lime.
  • Balance 22 /25 - very nicely constructed, short to medium but rather enjoyable.
  • Total 84 /100

Bowmore Small Batch is a very accessible Islay single malt, it’s matured in both first-fill and second-fill bourbon barrels. A great introduction to Bowmore's lovely smoky flavour profile - the Small Batch it’s light and well balanced with plenty of honey, coconut and vanilla notes.