Bowmore 17 Year Old Moscatel Cask Finish
50cl / 53.6% abv
Bowmore 17 Year Old Moscatel Cask Finish Description
Sherry + smoke = a winning combination!
This independent bottling of Bowmore single malt from Darkness is a 17-year-old Islay expression that has been finished in a Moscatel sherry octave cask, allowing for huge sherry-bomb notes, before being bottled at a sturdy 53.6% abv.
Octave casks are smaller than a standard cask, resulting in a greater surface area to volume ratio. This allows for the flavours in the barrel to have maximum influence on the liquid. For Darkness, this is how they hit those big sherry notes in their whiskies!
Nose: sweet with buttered pancakes topped with blueberries, alongside a whisper of smoke.
Palate: cinnamon buns and baked apples, alongside festive spices and log fire smoke.
Finish: cinnamon spice lingers, which then mellows into soft fruits.