Bowmore announces new No 1 Single Malt
New design for whole core range as well
A new Bowmore No 1 Single Malt will be on market in March according to an actual press release of Beam Suntory Germany. Simultaneously the whole core range of the Islay distillery Bowmore will get a new design which this new Bowmore Mo 1 Single Malt will already show. The Bowmore Small Batch is said to be substituted by the No 1 even though it is not explicitly mentioned in the press release.
Dedicated to the old warehouse No 1 Vaults
The whisky for the Bowmore No 1 Single Malt was matured in the 230 years old warehouse of the distillery. The casks that are maturing here are exposed to the maritime climate that can be found here at the coast of the Hebridean island of Islay. The cellars are partly under sea level. The new design of the Bowmore portfolio with its lines and colors was created to remind of the wooden gate and the white walls of No 1 Vaults. The packaging is deliberately kept in subtle natural colors.
Aromas of vanilla, citrus and peat smoke
The Bowmore No 1 Single Malt was matured in first fill Bourbon casks. The official notes regarding the aromas talk about sweet vanilla, spicy cinnamon, smoke of oak wood, citrus fruits, honey and coconut. The finish is characterized by peat smoke, lemon and vanilla. There is no age statement for the Bowmore No 1 Single Malt that is bottled with 40% ABV.
Bowmore No 1 and Bowmore Vault Edition No 1
This not limited Bowmore No 1 should not be confused with the Bowmore Vault Edition No 1. The names sound quite similar, but the whiskys are very different. The last one is a limited Bowmore that was bottled with 51.5 % ABV and that has a special focus on a very salty aroma.