Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 43%
Score: 93 points

Like the Bowmore 12, this single malt reflects the stricter wood policy imposed at Morrison Bowmore several years ago. This is essentially the 12-year-old malt, but with an additional three years of maturation in Oloroso sherry casks. That gives it a color of copper coins, and the nose is peaty and sweet with notes of brown sugar, figs, hazelnut, and a slight maltiness. The taste is spicy with black pepper notes that fade to a sweet maple syrup with hints of orange peel. The finish is comforting and warm with notes of figs, raisins, and brown sugar.