90 Points Wine Enthusiast - This Islay Scotch would be a home run for peat lovers. Every scent and sip entwine rich caramel and peat smoke, ending on a long, bold, smoky sweep and an echo of salty sea breeze.
Bowmore 12yo has a place in many hearts as Islay's 'medium-peated' malt. A pronounced iodine character with plenty of pepper, the current 12yo bottling is a welcome return to the classic Bowmores of the 1960s and '70s, with the emphasis on tropical fruit and smoke. A deserved runner-up in our Whisky of the Year 2014-15 blind tasting. - Whiskey Exchange