Bowmore 12 year old
The oldest distillery on Islay still in operation after opening its doors in 1779. Located in Bowmore, the largest town on the Island, which with a population of roughly 860 people is not saying much. The 12 year old is the base to judge Bowmore upon and it is a great base.
The heart of the Bowmore range, the 12 year old exhibits some beautiful coastal notes with the trademark peat smokiness, along with subtle notes of honey, lemon and chocolate.