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Another string to the Bow: Brand new Bowmore for airport shoppers

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If you’re looking for a wee dram to take home from your travels this spring, Bowmore may have the answer.

Three new whiskies from the Islay distillery will be hitting airport shops from April this year, promising the usual tastes and aromas from a bottle of the good stuff made in the Queen of the Hebrides.

A choice of ten, 15 and 18-year-old drops will be available, marking Bowmore’s first return to age statements in five years. The younger members of the new airport shopping range – aged in Spanish Oak sherry casks and hogsheads, and Bourbon casks respectively – pack a peaty punch.

But after years spent in Oloroso and Pedro Ximénez sherry casks, Bowmore 18 Year Old is described as the “jewel in the crown” of the whisky maker’s travel shopping selection.

Promising a rich chocolate flavour – backed up with hints of treacle coffee, dates and bitter-sweet orange peel that apparently evolve into the taste roasted coffee and macadamia nuts – the drink will be there for the taking this spring.

Ben Sillitoe
written by: Ben Sillitoe
Moodie Davitt Report Managing Editor Ben has reported on the global retail industry for the best part of a decade, seeing how products, store design and technology trends differ country by country. Away from work you'll find him watching or playing sport, and occasionally enjoying a wee dram of the finest West Coast whisky.