Beam Suntorys Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt

Beam Suntory's Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt

Beam Suntory's Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt

Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Islay, single malt

Available - From this month

Location - US, then globally

Price - SRP of US$39.99 per 75cl bottle

Beam Suntory has unveiled a permanent extension of its Bowmore single malt Scotch whisky. Bowmore Small Batch will initially be available nation-wide in the US ahead of a global roll-out in the coming months.

The liquid has been matured in first- and second-fill ex-Bourbon casks.

Bowmore came under the control of Beam Suntory when its Suntory parent company integrated Morrison Bowmore into its recently-purchased, US-headquartered division.

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Bowmore, the first distillery on Islay established in 1779, is proud to introduce its latest expression – Bowmore Small Batch Single Malt Scotch Whisky – a perfect and accessible embodiment of the Taste of Islay. The distillery has used its centuries-long experience to create a perfect combination of flavors that encapsulate Scotch from Islay, known as the Queen of the Hebrides.

Exclusively matured in first and second-fill ex-bourbon casks, Small Batch evokes the Islay house character of gentle peat smoke, salt, citrus and vanilla. Considered by many to be among the most well-balanced whiskies, Bowmore Small Batch makes for a wonderful dram for those wanting to experience an Islay single malt.

Rachel Barrie, Morrison Bowmore Distillers Master Blender, says, “If I could select only one dram to transport an enthusiast to Islay, it would be Small Batch. No one liquid better showcases the tranquility and elegance of the Island.”

Crafted from two different types of bourbon cask which are married together, Small Batch exhibits the best qualities of both: First-fill ex-bourbon casks imparts a delicious vanilla sweetness, subtle spices and a bourbon-style oak smoke, created by charring of the barrel in the bourbon production process. The second-fill ex-bourbon casks impart fruit and salty flavors which enhance Bowmore Scotch Whisky’s fresh fruity complexity and its trademark honey and creamy malt character. The result is a single malt that is exceptionally balanced between salt and sweetness.

Bowmore Small Batch is available nationwide in the US now and will be released globally as well. It will be a permanent addition to the Bowmore core range of Scotch whiskies and will retail for a suggested $39.99/750ml.

Original source: Company Release