Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 42.8%
Score: 96 points

This was aged in ex-bourbon casks, while the Black Bowmore was aged in brown walnut sherry casks. The essence of the spirit comes through in another explosion of fruit, with mangoes, pomegranate, and other sweet fruits in the nose, but the ex-bourbon casks add a touch of vanilla that the Black Bowmore doesn’t have. The nose carries over to the taste, with a light sweetness of ripe fruits and a touch of figs leading to a crisp, clean finish.