Bowmore 21 Old Malt Cask
A Hunter Laing bottling of Bowmore single malt, matured in a refill hogshead for 21 years. This was distilled on the Isle of Islay in December 1996, and left to mature until March 2018, when it was bottled with an outturn of 300 bottles for the Old Malt Cask range.
The nose starts salty and nutty, hints of fruits and citrus. Touch of water brings out caramel and toffee.
Palate starts off with a sweet peat. Fruity and citrus notes from the nose are still there. Salted caramel adds a nice counter point at the back end.
Long and peaty finish, more intense than the palate was. Slightly stringent fruity notes. Think a sour apple.