From the bonny bells of heather They brewed a drink long syne, Was sweeter far than honey, Was stronger far than wine.
– From Heather Ale: A Galloway Legend, By Robert Louis Stephenson
Bowmore 27 Year-Old ABV 52.7%
Colour: Auburn Nose: Fruity cooked plums and prune jam. Corinth raisins and sultana notes with a strong Oloroso influence. Toffee and maple syrup, liquorice, grilled orange peel and smoked seaweed. Taste: Sweet with chestnut honey and strong bee’s wax, fresh leather and Montecristo cigar tobacco, roasted coffee beans and dark chocolate with a hint of oak tannins. Finish: Long with scented burnt wood notes, dry fruits and a touch of frankincense
Bowmore 31 Year-Old ABV 45.4%
Colour: Deep gold
Nose: The floral scent of lilies of the valley and gardenia, freesia and a hint of Jasmine, but also an almond and vanilla character, acacia honey sweetness, light dry grass and a touch of peppermint.
Taste: Floral and delicate with sweet notes of magnolia, lilac and sweet pea flowers combined with creamy cookie dough and a hint of salted seaweed.
Finish: Sweet and subtle with chalky mouthfeel and acacia honey and minty candy notes.