Bowmore Atlantic Sea Salt
“Bowmore Atlantic Sea Salt” is the first release of the Vault Edition. It is bottled at 51.5% cask strength, as also the second release „Bowmore Peat Smoke“. This limited edition represents the salty-maritime flavors, which are accompanied by a very fine hint of smoke. Bowmore does not buy its malt, but runs its own maltings and also an own smoke house, creating a very characteristic peat smoke aroma for their whiskies.
How does it taste?
It comes with aromas of peat coal and glowing wood. With the perfect combination of sweet summer fruits, vanilla and honey flavors, a slightly bitter cocoa note and of course the maritime note of the no. 1 Vault Warehouse Bowmore created here a profound single malt, which is the perfect choice for lovers of complex whiskies with a slight smoke content.
Bowmore and the Vault Edition
The four whiskies of this series are dedicated to the legendary warehouse “No. 1 Vault”, which is considered the oldest whisky warehouse in the world. It was built in 1779 and is partially below sea level. This creates a special maritime atmosphere, which also diffuses into the stored barrels and so adds special characteristic maritime, salty-mineral flavors.
Many famous and some over 50 years old Bowmore creations mature in this warehouse.
And that’s where also the Vault Editions comes from. The 4 strictly limited bottlings are each characterized by one of the 4 main flavors of Bowmore whiskies: salty / maritime, smoky, fruity and sweet. The Vault Edition is an interesting series that gracefully represents Bowmore’s repertoire in a sophisticated whisky collection.
Have also a view at our tasting videos and enjoy the background articles in our blog “All about Whisky”.
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Nose: sweet sea air and mild peat smoke surround sweet summer fruits, vanilla and honey
Palate: fruity and sweet, the fine, delicate peat smoke note is now accompanied by a mild spiciness
Finish: long finish with mild peat smoke, a pleasant sweetness of blackberries and bitter orange and fine sea flavors