September 18, 2018 - Bowmore® Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky has announced the release of Bowmore® 19yo, a new expression available exclusively on Amazon.com from the world’s oldest Scotch maturation warehouse, the famous No.1 Vaults.
This limited edition has been aged for the full 19 years in first-fill ex-Chateau Lagrange French oak barriques and is the first time this age and cask maturation have been released to the public. This limited expression showcases the unique time savoured craftmanship that has made Bowmore® one of the most sought-after and collectible single malts in the world.
The new expression offers aromas of candied apple, honey and Bowmore®’s signature light peat smoke, developing into rich toffee, wild honey and exotic spices on the palate. Balanced with a finish of summer fruits and warm peat smoke, this carefully crafted single-malt is best savoured neat or over ice.
Bowmore® 19yo is available in limited quantities and is a rich reward for those that appreciate the value of time. Nestled on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, time passes slowly in the Bowmore®’s maturation warehouse, the No.1 vaults, meticulously transforming single malt whisky into Bowmore®’s perfectly balanced expressions. Steeped in a heritage of over 230 years, it is the oldest maturation warehouse in the world and the birthplace of some of the world’s most coveted single malts.
Consumer press release October 2018
David Turner, Bowmore® Distillery Manager, comments: “This unique new expression has been patiently aged for 19 years in French oak bariqques to impart a richness of flavour that perfectly marries with the gentle peat that has made Bowmore® so famous. It’s the first time we’ve offered a whisky of this age and maturation, we know everyone who buys a bottle will be rewarded with a liquid of exceptional flavour and character.” | 48.9% | 700ml |
Bowmore® 19yo will be exclusively available from Amazon.com from October 2018.
Colour: Dark Amber/ Aroma: Candied apple, honey and light peat smoke / Taste: Rich toffee, wild honey and exotic spices / Finish: Summer fruits balanced with warm peat smoke.
Founded in 1779, Bowmore® is the oldest distillery on Islay, one of the Scottish isles which make up the region known as the 'Islands' in the lexicon of Whisky. The other regions are the Highlands, Speyside and the Lowlands. Islay malts are famous for their characteristic smokiness and Bowmore® is no exception; the malt is carefully smoked in a peat-fired kiln, using skills honed over two centuries to craft a perfectly balanced Single Malt.
Time is savoured at Bowmore® and the distillery’s adherence to traditional production methods helps to shape the character of its Single Malts. Today, it prides itself as one of the rare distilleries which still produces its own floor malted barley, hand-turned by a traditional wooden malt shovel and hand drawn machinery. Water for the whiskies is specially drawn from the Laggan River, with its rich peaty overtones – the same Islay peat that fires the malt-drying kiln.
Bowmore® Distillery's close proximity to the sea is also vital in determining the final character of its spirit. The legendary Bowmore® No. 1 Vaults is where most of the whiskies spend their long lives resting quietly in the cool, dark, damp cellars below sea level, oblivious to the waves thrashing the vault's sea-facing wall.
They mature in oak casks, previously used for bourbon, sherry or claret, gradually developing rich and mellow flavours until the expertise of our whisky makers deems them ready for bottling. It is this combination of peat, barley, sea breeze, water, wood, people and tradition that together create the perfectly balanced warm and smoky character of Bowmore® Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. Through peerless maturation expertise and sense of timing, Bowmore® is “Time, Savoured®” – a rich reward for those that appreciate the value of time and an exquisite whisky coveted the world over.
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