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Bowmore 18 Year Old Manzanilla Cask Aged Single Malt The Vintner's Trilogy (750mL)


Bowmore 18 Year Old Manzanilla Cask Aged Single Malt is one of a trio of released from Bowmore distillery on the Isle of Islay, and is an exceptional example of showing how wine-cask finishes interact with their smoky, coastal single malt. For the 18 year old expression, the distillery began with maturing the whisky in ex-bourbon barrels for 13 years, and then followed that by transferung the whisky over to casks that previously held Manzanilla Sherry for the remaining 5 years. The whiskey is non-chill filtered and bottled at cask strength (52.5%).

The whisky is a triumph of masterful distillation. Its perfectly balanced bursts of peat smoke and bitter Seville oranges give way to a deliciously dry, long lasting finish.  

Tasting Notes:

Aroma:  Treacle, spiced Seville oranges, ripe black ants, salted caramel and subtle menthol and chamomile,with the addition of water, soft stone fruits (greengage), vanilla fudge and fresh peat smoke.

Taste: Burst of peat smoke and bitter Seville oranges.

Finish: Dry and long lasting.

Price: $259.95
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