Islay malt shows some reserve

BOWMORE, the Islay single malt distillery, has launched what it describes as its lightest and most delicate expression to date.

Bowmore Small Batch Reserve is a combination of first-fill and second-fill bourbon casks, which have been brought together for an extended period of maturation.
Master blender Rachel Barrie said: “Bowmore Small Batch Reserve encapsulates the perfect harmony of nature’s elements on a summer’s day on Islay. The sweetest smoked barley and highest quality bourbon oak casks have created a vanilla elixir with ripe orchard fruits, honeycomb and teasing wispy smoke.”