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Bowmore 18 years old, Manzanilla Cask (The Vintner’s Trilogy) / 52,5% – In the summer of 2017 Bowmore, the oldest operational Islay Distillery, announced launch of the new range, The Vintner’s Trilogy. The range consists of three expressions and showcases the impact of lengthy wine cask finishes on smoky Islay malt. Here we have the first installment, 18 years old Manzanilla Cask. The whisky begun its maturation in ex-bourbon barrels and after 13 years was transferred into ex-Manzanilla sherry cask for additional 5 years. It was bottled at natural strength of 52.5% abv and without chill filtration. The remaining two expressions from The Vintner’s Trilogy include 26 years old French Oak Barrique and 27 years old Port Cask.
Nose: mildly smoky and fruity, grapefruits, apples, grapes, vanilla, honey, hints of black pepper and nutmeg, sea breeze and sandy beach washed with ocean waves.
Palate: slightly fruity and herbal with whiffs of peat smoke, vanilla, toffee, mint chocolate, raisins, apples, mixed dried herbs, hints of salt and pepper.
Finish: fairly long, spicy and peaty, with hints of vanilla, oak and delicate mineral notes.
Buy bottle at Dom Whisky Online or in whisky shop in Reda, Wejherowska 67.