Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Signatory
ABV: 49.6%
Score: 94 points

Signatory Bowmore 1974 Cask #4435. Photo ©2017, Mark Gillespie/CaskStrength Media.This Islay classic was distilled in 1974 and matured for 42 years in a hogshead cask before it was bottled in early 2017. The nose has a gentle smokiness with notes of heather, smoked salmon, and muted spices. The taste has an intense smokiness, along with black pepper, heather, and a hint of maltiness. The spices fade away very slowly on the finish, while the smokiness seems to linger forever. Amazing! (September, 2017)