Bowmore 27 Year Old completes Vintner’s Trilogy

Jul 18, 2018by Amy Hopkins

Islay distillery Bowmore has released the final whisky in its Vintner’s Trilogy series – an expression double-matured in ex-Bourbon barrels and Port pipes.

The Beam Suntory-owned Scotch brand announced the launch of The Vintner’s Trilogy in September last year. The range showcases the influence of wine casks on Bowmore whisky that has been aged in Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults, said to be the world’s oldest Scotch whisky maturation warehouse. Bowmore 18 Year Old Double Matured Manzanilla and Bowmore 26 Year Old Wine Matured have already been released under the range. The third and final expression – Bowmore 27 Year Old – has been aged for 13 years in ex-Bourbon barrels before being transferred into Port pipes for a further 14 years. The whisky is said to have a peaty and medicinal aroma with a “strong toffee, herbal and spicy character”, and a sweet and salty flavour “with a hint of smoke, mixed with sultanas, sugarplums, salted caramel and sweet leathery notes”. “This final offering completes the journey with an exceptional whisky we know people are going to love,” said David Turner, Bowmore distillery manager. “The combination of ex-Bourbon and Port casks has created a unique Bowmore expression that showcases the rich flavour we’re famous for in a completely new way.” Bowmore 27 Year Old will be available from drinks retailers across the UK at an RRP of £410 (US$535).