Bowmore Gold Reef

Peated Single Malt

Bowmore // Islay, Scotland

community rating

3 out of 5 stars
( 55 )

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.

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  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    primarily 1st fill ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"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."

Score 80

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