1997 Bowmore 15 Year Old Faultline "Palm Tree" Single Barrel Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml

SKU #1148771

This cask, from one of the true historical gems on the Queen of the Hebrides, is the perfect example of why I believe Bowmore should still be considered one of Scotland's best distilleries. The distillery itself is a working museum and the distillery bottlings are usually very safe and well crafted. After some "difficulty" at the distillery during the 80s and early 90s, speculation is that they were pushing the distillery to hard. Since then the Bowmore distillery has come roaring back producing some of the most consistently delicious juice we've tasted over the last several years. It's not in their nature to take risks or challenge the market place, but it's certainly in ours. Part of the reason we haven't been able to sell a Bowmore under the Faultline label yet is that when it's good, it's obvious. The bottlers are coveting their stocks and that means that highend product from the 70's which cost $300 two years ago, is going for $900+ today. We're not buying that stuff because there's just no way we could sell it all. Suppliers see those numbers, look at their young Bowmore stocks and salivate. We were incredibly lucky to find this medium aged Bowmore at this fabulous price. This is full force Bowmore in all its beautiful intensity. It's powerfully smoky and exotic. The label pays homage to a famous independently bottled Bowmore from the 1960s.

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By: Steve Greer |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/24/2014  | Send Email
Here we go.... another lovely cask strength expression with plenty of Bowmore sea spray salinity along with spice, smoke, toffee and dried fruit. Is it wrong to say this is only $100?

By: Jeffrey Jones |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/20/2013  | Send Email
A beautiful expression of Bowmore that is a joy to drink. There is plenty smoke rounded out with a malty soft sweetness and a hint of the sea. This cask strength malt is pure Bowmore.

 By: RD |  Review Date: 12/14/2013 
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The Faultline Bowmore is fantastic. The mouthfeel is unbelievably thick and warm, without burning at the high barrel proof. The finish is pure Bowmore, but a deeper version of it, a bassoon to a standard Bowmore's oboe. The nose opens up wonderfully with a splash of water, releasing some soft sweet notes, but overall I'm enjoying it neat the best. Bowmore has always been one of my favorite distilleries, and right now this is perhaps my favorite bottle--perfect for the cold weather and early darkness.

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Malt

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Scotland

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Alcohol Content (%): 60.1