Character of Islay Bowmore 18 Year Old Wind & Waves 2
70cl / 53% abv
Character of Islay Bowmore 18 Year Old Wind & Waves 2 Description
When it comes to making whisky, getting the right balance is an art that takes time to learn. Good thing that this Bowmore 18 Year Old is made from the oldest distillery on the Isle of Islay! The Character of Islay Whisky Company have released this dram as part of their Stories of Wind and Wave Series, a curation of phenomenal drams that best speak the language of Islay Whisky.
Upon tasting, its not hard to see why this one was selected. Free from chill filtration, artificial colouring, and arriving at a cask-strength 53% abv, this malt was distilled in 2002 and was aged for 18 years. In that time, it gently matured into a finely balanced whisky, that shows evidence of the mastery with which Bowmore make their drams. To that we say, all we can think to say is Slainte!
Nose: earthy, strong smoke, oaty biscuits, blackberry jam.
Palate: charred fruit, lingering smoke, cranberry.
Finish: rich, decadent peatiness, long finish.