Bowmore Gold Reef
Peated Single Malt
Bowmore // Islay, Scotland
Gold Reef is one of three Travel Retail releases launched in the spring of 2014. Matured primarily in 1st fill ex-bourbon casks, it is a no-age statement release. It is bottled at 86 proof. The name Gold Reef refers to the color coral reef beds located near the distillery reflect the sun's glow.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask Typeprimarily 1st fill ex-bourbon
"The nose is fairly straight-forward for this bottling: a tinge of smoke, sweet cereal notes, and a touch of seawater. The body is moderately full and offers a small mossy, vegetative note along with sweet vanilla and caramel. Barrel spice and orange peel come through on the bittersweet finish."