Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Creative Whisky Company
ABV: 53.6%
Score: 87 points

This 11-year-old Bowmore from David Stirk’s Creative Whisky Company has a nose of toasted bread, cinnamon, a hint of burnt sulfur, and briny wet sand. The taste starts off with a mild peatiness, with a peppery blast that bursts on the tongue and hints of beef ribs with a tangy barbecue sauce. The finish is long and subtly spicy with burnt campfire wood, a touch of cocoa, and a lingering brininess. (May, 2013)