The third and final release in the Vintner's Trilogy series from Islay's Bowmore distillery. Double matured, first for 13 years in ex-bourbon barrels, then for 14 years in port pipes. Non-chillfiltered and bottled at cask strength of 48.3%.
Nose: Peaty and medicinal with a strong toffee, herbal and spicy character followed by heather fragrance with a hint of rosemary. Old port wine notes complemented by raspberry coulis and red berries.
Palate: Sweet, salty and smoky, mixed with sultanas, sugarplums, salted caramel and sweet leathery notes. Pepper and spices with a violet fragrance.
Finish: Earthy carbolic notes, salted dates, dried herbs, sweet tobacco, sweet dried cranberries and a touch of white pepper.