Bowmore 18yr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Bowmore 18yr Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Item # 03904 750mL

Lots of cocoa and coffee aromas lead to a palate of honey, salted caramel, and seaweed. Finishes luscious and sweet. Perennially one of the most complete Scotch whiskies out there.

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An amazing 18 year old Scotch from the first recorded distillery on Islay (eye-la) founded over two hundred years ago in 1779. This is a wonderful expression and example of all that is great about a peated single malt. The nose has an amazing cigar box, soft tobacco smokiness to it with hints of coffee adding to the sensory mix. The palate opens up into a sublime combination of chocolate, coca butter and a delicious salted caramel. The finish wonderfully smooth and sweet. I really love this whisky and urge you to try it. The smoke element is so approachable unlike some other Islay The Bowmore doesn't have that Iodine medicinal nose that can be a little on the scary side! Cheers Stephen W.

- SW

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Scotch

As a synonym for Scottish, some people object to the term “Scotch” – but as far as their whisky goes, the Scottish people are required by law to classify the spirit as “Scotch whisky.”

Scotland

History:Distillation was brought to Scotland from Ireland by missionary monks in the 6th century. In 1644, the first taxes were imposed on Scottish distillers by England, with the result that most of the nation’s whisky was soon distilled illicitly. With the Parliament’s passing of the “Excise Act” in 1824, licensing fees for distilleries were much cheaper. Distilleries started to take out licenses, and since then, the distillation industry in Scotland has been continuously expanding....

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