Best in the range. Very smooth. Rich and sweet, infused with salt, smoke, and toffee. A bit deeper and more complex than the 15. Overall very good. If you're looking for a more elegant side of Islay, with a good depth of flavours, this would be it.
Fantastic, well-balanced, and great nose. Bowmore seems to have reached its perfect balance at 18 years. Quality from start to finish. These 18 years along with the Tempest expression have really put Bowmore in good stead. Both this 18 year and the Tempest are great whiskies and Bowmore will do their reputation the world of good by producing more malts to this standard and steering clear of poor efforts like their Small Batch, or the overpriced and underwhelming 12 years and 15 years Darkest expressions.
|Taste||Light, fragrant smoke – like herbs on fire. Also butterscotch, light-menthol, nectarines, brine, and ferns. A big floral note upfront followed by a prickly middle, with sweet syrup, sugared flowers, and an oily mouthfeel.|
|Special Ingredients||Orange, Dark Chocolate, Smoke & Toffee|