The Vault Editions from Bowmore is a four-part series of whiskies that highlight one characteristic of the distillery's style after maturation in the legendary No.1 Vaults. This first release is named 'Atlantic Sea Salt' and focuses on Bowmore's maritime style, while displaying its classic smoky and fruity nature. Future yearly releases will explore peat smoke, vanilla sweetness and citrus fruits.
Bowmore Vaults Edition is matured in ex-bourbon casks and bottled at high strength.
Description from Whiskynotes:
Nose: nicely balanced, though perhaps a little shy at first (its a fine line). Vanilla with some sweet lemons and oranges. Hints of apricots and berries. Light biscuity notes. Sea spray indeed, and some light wood smoke.
Mouth: nicely oily, and quite a maritime Bowmore indeed. A really nice combination of salt and fruits. Citrus, peaches. Iodine and a some earthy smoke. Touches of ginger. Just a touch of herbs and mint in the end.
Finish: not too long, slightly drier. Same mix of fruits, salt, ashes and a light earthiness.
This Vault Edition is a nice Bowmore, Tempest-style perhaps, and the salt notes are clearly present.