1996 Bowmore 16 Year Old Faultline Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1137956

This year we were lucky enough to secure two different Bowmore Casks for the Faultline selection. As I've stated previously, Bowmore is absolutely one of the finest distilleries in Scotland and finding casks like this at reasonable prices is just not normal. This lovely whisky comes from a refill sherry butt. This is a lovely contrast to our other Bowmore, showing much softer aromas of candied fruit, densely wafting smoke, but with a subtleness that is not seen on the Hogshead cask from 1997. This barrel perhaps captures the current distillery profile more precisely because of the sherry influence (limited as it may be) and will make any Bowmore lover happy. It may also provides an opening for none Islay drinkers to appreciate a smoky whisky that is fully integrated and approachable without to much of the medicinal side. Similar casks are currently selling in Europe for upwards of $150, so don't expect this to be around forever.

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Price: $92.99

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By: Joe Manekin |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/15/2013  | Send Email
I'm no single malt expert, but I do strongly believe that this is a wonderful, singular expression of Bowmore. Sneaky in its subtle, impeccably balanced deliciousness--you will hopefully soon see what I'm talking about here! Just a textbook, balanced Islay Scotch in the unadorned, old school style.

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Varietal:

Malt

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Scotland

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Alcohol Content (%): 52.7