Bowmore 18YO Manzanilla Cask has been finished in Manzanilla sherry casks for 5 years and bottled at cask strength. Manzanilla is a dry type of sherry.
TASTING NOTES BOWMORE 18 YO MANZANILLA CASK
Nose: lovely and concentrated; the sherry is very present and works wonders: the smoky maritime notes, brine, grass, Havana cigars, and wood smoke are all wrapped inside the sweet layer of honey and pineapple.
Palate: intense. Smoke upfront and sea salt, very grassy. Then lemon juice. It gets sweeter, with milk chocolate and apricot jam, then some more lingering smoke. Very pleasant.
Finish: long and sweet. Cigar ash and wood tannins.
Overall, the Bowmore 18YO Manzanilla Cask is a very enjoyable whisky. The high alcoholic content is not perceivable and the ABV seems way lower than a 52.5%.