A warm golden colour with a medium body. A smokiness on the palate balanced by honey sweetness. Chocolate, pear, citrus bouquet with a long and satisfying finish. The water rises from peat and flows via the river Laggan for eight miles to the distillery. The company has its own maltings and uses a gentle technique of peating. The maturation warehouses are doused with four or five feet of water at high tide. All of these factors, and more, create the Bowmore character. Aromas of burnt peat and chocolate. Balanced, rich and smooth with the characteristic peat, and trace of iodine, of Islay. Smoky, with a hint of seaweed. Definite edge of salt, with a perfumey taste similar to rose water.