Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Signatory
ABV: 55%
Score: 95 points

This single malt was distilled at Bowmore in late 1985, and matured in a hogshead cask for 25 years until it was bottled by Signatory in 2011. The nose has a mild peatiness, more than most Bowmores, but still not enough to make it a peat monster. There are also notes of briny wet sand, gorse, honey, and dark chocolate on the nose. The taste is thick, chewy, and spicy with a light peatiness, and notes of lavender and dried flowers come out as the spices fade with just a touch of honey. The finish has lingering pepperiness, lavender, flowers, and just a hint of peat. Excellent!

Thanks to Karl Kadar for sharing a dram of this from his collection!