What To Drink When You Lose The Presidency

bowmore.jpgIt was just not to long ago that all of these candidates were telling us that they were the answer for our country and they could take America to new heights. Well, the race is getting closer to the final two, so if you’re running for president and decide to tap out, what should you drink that night to get some rest?

Bowmore
Why Bowmore?  Bowmore is a legendary brand of Scottish Whisky.  The Bowmore Distillery has stood on the shores of Loch Indaal, a sea loch that opens out into the Atlantic Ocean, since 1779. The distillery’s proximity to the sea plays a vital role in shaping the final character of their spirit, which breathes in the salty sea air all the while it’s maturing.  Sounds so perfect.

The Vault: Bowmore’s now legendary No. 1 Vaults are a very special place indeed. The oldest maturation warehouse in Scotland and the only one below sea level, its dark, damp and cold conditions are perfect for maturing whisky. It’s here that the single malts spend their long lives maturing in specially selected oak casks, gradually developing the finest of flavors.

Bowmore 12 Year Old Islay Malt

12 Years Old | 40% abv | Puffs of peat smoke and pools of honey, sharpened by lemon zest.

The Bowmore Balance

Complex yet perfectly balanced, the 12 Years Old reflects the raw essence of Bowmore – thrashing waves, windswept landscapes and generations of tradition. Bowmore 12 Years Old has received much critical acclaim.   We like to think of it as vanilla ice cream at a beach bonfire.

Cost: 49.99

Tasting Notes

On the eye warm amber.
Breathe in subtle lemon and honey, balanced beautifully by Bowmore’s trademark peaty smokiness.
Sip sweet and delicious heather honey and gentle peat smoke.
Savor the long, mellow finish.

Bowmore Small Batch

40% abv | Exclusively matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, then blissfully married together.

Good Things Come In Small Batches

Exclusively matured in first and second fill ex bourbon casks, then blissfully married together, Small Batch exhibits the best qualities of both. First-fill bourbon offers delicious vanilla sweetness, subtle spices and bourbon oak smoke to complement Bowmore’s gentle peaty smokiness, while the second-fill cask enhances Bowmore’s fresh fruity complexity and showcases its trademark honey and creamy malt character.

Cost: 39.99

Tasting Notes

On the eye warm gold.
Breathe in vanilla fudge, sea air and peat smoke, balanced beautifully by honeycomb and cinnamon spice.
Sip mouth-watering citrus, gentle saltiness and vanilla with flakes of coconut.
Savor the wispy smoke, bourbon vanilla and lime finish.

Bowmore The Devil’s Casks Limited Release III

56.3 – 56.9% abv | A spellbinding dram rich with fruitcake, chocolate and deliciously dark fruits.

Double the Devil

You’ll know the story of how the devil was chased all the way from Bowmore’s Round Church into the gates of Bowmore Distillery, only to escape – so it’s said – in a whisky cask bound for the mainland. What you’ll be less familiar with is the devilishly inspired cask selection for this latest release.

Matured in the finest first fill sherry casks, Oloroso and Pedrox Ximenez. Bowmore’s third, and final, release in the sought after Devil’s Casks series is their most intensely satisfying yet. Marrying spirits matured in both dry Oloroso sherry casks and – for the first time – sweet Pedro Ximenez sherry casks, which bring an incredible intensity and remarkable richness.

Cost: 89.99

Tasting Notes

On the eye Deep mahogany
Breathe in a cornucopia of rich, dark, exotic fruits, sultana, mango and raisin, fused with earthy angelica root and treacle toffee.
Sip the smooth, rounded taste of date oil, chocolate fudge and salted treacle, warmed by orange-laced Aruba coffee
Savor the long-lasting finish of smoked fruitcake, blood orange and sea salt.

Bowmore 18 Year Old

18 Years Old | 43% abv | A masterful combination of ripe fruit, dark chocolate and Islay smoke.

A Masterful Combination

Cosseted away in the finest, hand-selected oak casks and allowed to mature at its own sedate pace, this is one of the most remarkable, perfectly balanced malts of its kind. One of the rarest most exceptional bottlings, the stocks of Bowmore 18 Years Old may be limited but there’s no end to its enjoyment.

Cost: 129.99

Tasting notes

On the eye mellow mahogany.
Breathe in classic Bowmore smokiness, perfectly tempered with creamy caramel, chocolate and ripe fruit aromas.
Sip beautiful soft fruit and chocolate balanced with a light smokiness – incredibly complex.
Savor the long and wonderfully balanced finish.

Bowmore 15 Year Old Darkest Sherry


This one is just for fun.  A good sherry is good to have on your shelf. It’s beautiful, rich, tons of sherry character, now with a little more age.

Cost: 74.99

 

~Duel Drinkware

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