1996 Bowmore 16 Year Old Faultline Single Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky 750ml

SKU #1155018

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 nice 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 '97 Hogshead from last year. This barrel perhaps captures the current distillery profile more precisely because of the sherry influence and will make any Bowmore lover happy. It may also provides an opening for non-Islay drinkers to appreciate a smoky whisky that is fully integrated and approachable without 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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By: James Knight |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 7/15/2014  | Send Email
This has a distinct hit of cinnamon spice on the nose, plus wet plaster and deep, golden nutty sherry aromas. The oak shows through richly on the palate, and it's pretty good sipping, I think.

 By: Ronlap |  Review Date: 8/19/2014 
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I spent a week "wee dramming" my way through Islay in June 2014 and tippled directly from a lot of barrels. One of my favorites was a 1998 Bowmore that I poured into my own bottle and hand-carried home. Like that bottle and the unattainable Springtide, this 16 Year Old Faultline has a lot of sweetness, nuttiness, toffee, and candied fruit without the iodine and seawater of the Springtide. This is an amazing whisky that you can just sip slowly and enjoy. I'm grabbing 2 more bottles before they are gone.

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Varietal:

Malt

Country:

Scotland

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Alcohol Content (%): 52.7