- 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.