On of the attractions of this years Feis Ile is the opportunity to bottle your own bottle of Bowmore. On offer is cask number 23 from 1997. It is a first fill Oloroso sherry butt that is currently at 55.5%. Going down to the Number One Vaults to fill it was a fabulous experience, and it was really interesting to use the valinch to pull the whisky from the cask and to fill the bottle. I opted not to use any sort of filter so it will be raw and unique. A final nice touch was that as we left the warehouse we bumped into Rachel and Eddie who signed the bottle for me. Amazing.
Bowmore Bottle Your Own Oloroso Sherry Butt [55.5%]
Nose: Fruity, Christmas cake, peat smoke, very well balanced
Palate: Sweet, smokey, raisins, treacle, steak, spices
Finish: Very long, exceptional