1998 Bowmore Exceptional Cask BBR (bottled 2021)
Notes from the producer:
The nose immediately gives Bowmore's trademark fusion of soft coastal peat smoke and thick tropical fruits. However, this whisky goes on and on, developing into a sensory labyrinth of cigar smoke, harbour rope, grapefruit juice and dark chocolate. While the nose alone could keep one contented for hours, the palate is equally phenomenal: initially, it gives delicate peat smoke with slight spice before an explosion of pineapple and mouth-watering guava on the back palate, which lingers long on the finish. This whisky serves as an affirmation, if it were required, that late 1990s Bowmore is amongst the greatest whisky ever created.
Berry Brothers & Rudd have really raised the stakes here with one of the most intriguing releases of the year. Anecdotal feedback within the industry suggests this is an absolute must-have for Islay fans.
A limited edition of 278 bottles released in 2022.
Bottle size: 70cl
Shipped weight: 4kg