Another phenomenal collaboration between Islay's Bowmore distillery and Aston Martin, it's the incredible 22 Year Old released for the Masters' Selection. It's a blend of whisky matured in American oak ex-bourbon hogsheads and European oak sherry butts, utilising whisky distilled in both 1997 and 2000 respectively, and finished in Tawny Port casks. The collaboration between master blender Ron Welsh and Aston Martin chief creative officer Marek Reichman has yielded great results once again, inspired by the common values of heritage and innovation that the two brands share.
Nose: Sweet and fruity notes of heather honey, vanilla, cherries and lychees, with a floral character and a hint of eucalyptus. Oak spices, liquorice and fresh tobacco leaves with a touch of aniseed and mint.
Palate: Malty spice notes of vanilla fudge, golden syrup and butterscotch, with thyme and white pepper, woody notes of dry oak, hazelnut, Demerara sugar, maple syrup, and dates.
Finish: Sweet and woody with notes of liquorice sticks deliver a spicy mouthfeel and a touch of peat smoke.