Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Wilson & Morgan
ABV: 57.3%
Score: 94 points

This malt was aged in a refill sherry butt, then spent 14 months in a fresh sherry cask before bottling. As a result, the nose is fruity, but still has the original Bowmore characteristic mild peat and brine touches, along with Christmas cake, raisin, and dark chocolate notes. The taste is mouth-puckering and intense. Chili pepper, aromatic sea breeze, and almond notes on top, while dark chocolate and raisin notes form the base underneath. The finish is amazingly long with mild peat on top of raisin and black licorice.