Bowmore Small Batch

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Hey folks! This is a straight up, nae bullshit competition post. The great guys at Bowmore have very generously donated a bottle of their Bowmore Small Batch Bourbon Cask release for us to give away and celebrate the launch of their new batch.

To enter is as easy as Chris Hoban. Just tweet both @edinburghwhisky and @bowmore1779 with #smallbatch and say that you want a bottle. We will then enter you into the draw to win a bottle of Bowmore Small Batch! The nicer you are, the more chance you have of winning. Probably…

It is pretty darn tasty and don’t worry this is my own bottle! I haven’t touched your prize bottle…yet…

A quick blurb about the prize bottle. The idea behind the Bowmore Small Batch is to strike a balance between first-fill and second-fill bourbon cask maturation. To start, a small batch is matured in first-fill bourbon casks, with the aim of imparting sweeter, spicier vanilla notes and enhancing the smoky profile. Then we move on to a second small batch, matured in second-fill bourbon casks, which should promote the more complex, fresh and mellow aromas. Both batches are mixed together and, hey presto, a perfectly balanced whisky. Well, that is the theory at least.

Not content with my description? Then check out this charming little animation from Scottish artist Iain Gardner:

I have tried it myself (just a few times) and this is certainly a bottle worth winning. To be honest, it is probably a bottle worth buying as Bowmore Small Batch appears at around £36 and occasionally pops up in supermarkets on special deals. I believe I caught sight of one in Sainsbo’s for a mighty fine £27. An easy contender for bargain of the year!

But enough from me. Why don’t you enter the competition and try to win the bottle for yourself. Good luck!

You need to be over the legal drinking age in your country of residence for your entry to be valid. That actually means over 18 as, unfortunately this competition is only open to UK addresses. The competition will close on Wednesday May 14th 2014 and the winner will be announced on our Twitter feed on Thursday May 15th. Remember, all you have to do is tweet @edinburghwhisky and @bowmore1779 with the #smallbatch. For more info on the whisky visit the Bowmore website.


Graeme Gardiner

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