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Morrison Bowmore Distillers' Bowmore Black Rock, Gold Reef, White Sands

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Islay, single malt, 43% abv

Available - From this month

Location - Global Travel Retail

Price - Black, GBP44.99 (US$75) per one-litre bottle; Gold, GBP59.99 per one-litre bottle; White, GBP79.99 per 70cl bottle

Morrison Bowmore Distillers is to launch a Travel Retail exclusive collection for its Bowmore Scotch brand.

The collection, which comprises Bowmore Black Rock, Gold Reef and White Sands 17 Year Old, will be available worldwide, the company said today (4 April). Tastings of Black Rock and Gold Reef are to be held at selected airports in Europe throughout the year.

Morrison Bowmore's global sales & marketing director, David Wilson said: “Matured in the finest oak casks, these whiskies have been hand selected for their unique character, allowing us to bring Islay to life for the discerning traveller around the world.”

Black Rock is matured in first-fill, ex-Spanish Sherry casks and described as having a flavour of peat smoke, treacle toffee and orange. Gold Reef is matured in first-fill, ex-Bourbon casks, with flavours of vanilla, citrus fruits and coconut. White Sands 17 Year Old has been matured in Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults and has notes of exotic fruits with malty sweetness and warm peat smoke.

Morrison Bowmore is owned by Suntory Holdings, which is set to buy the owner of Islay distillery Laphroaig, Beam Inc, for US$16bn.