The Loose Dozen
Bowmore Vault Edition First Release 700ml
A first edition in a four-part series exploring whiskies matured in Bowmore's Vault No.1, the oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland. Straightforward ageing in x-bourbon barrels keeps the focus on the malt and helps reflect what Bowmore believe to be the vault's distinctive micro climate. In their words, "Atlantic sea spray that washes against the iconic sea-facing wall of the No.1 Vaults is a key note in this release." It echoes an old story about barrels being rolled from the warehouses into the sea to be loaded onto boats- in the process they picked up some seawater.