Bowmore 15yr Single Malt Scotch
Staff Pick

Bowmore 15yr Single Malt Scotch

Item # 23902 750mL
$74.99/ Single Bottle
$449.94/ Case of 6

Tasting Notes

**Big Hut** What a happy marriage between bourbon and sherry cask maturation; a perfect integration of flavors ranging from dark chocolate and cherries to lavender and heather. A unique Bowmore expression every bit as good as the rest of the line.

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Staff Pick Notes

The name “The Darkest” may conjure up an image of a whisky version of black strap rum, especially when you consider that this Scotch has spent appreciable time in Sherry casks. But that’s not the case here. “Darkest” is a relative term in this Bowmore line. This is a beautiful, deep amber spirit that balances the classic terroir of Islay (salt, iodine, and peat) with a warm, glowing sweetness achieved through finishing the spirit in Spanish Sherry casks for a notable three years. Rich and delicious, with dried fruit and malt, “The Darkest” will cap off your night quite well, especially if you pair it with dark chocolate or even a creamy, sweet, and spicy cigar. No need to be afraid of the dark here. Just settle into it.

- TR

Astor's Glossary of Terms


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.”


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...

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