SMWS 3.315 A Moment of Salinity

This was one of the first peated bottles I grabbed from SMWS. The combination of being “lightly” peated and it being Bowmore won me over.


SMWS 3.315 A Moment of Salinity

Age: 16 Years

Proof: 113


Notes: The nose is coastal with soft smoke, medium saltiness and a meaty note. The palate brings me to a BBQ on the beach with salted, smoked meat, vanilla cream and faint spice. The finish is long and dry with smoke and salt.

Stars: 3 - Excellent whiskey: I would be willing to hunt down a bottle


This was an excellent bottle. It brought the perfect level of smoke and the savory notes I like from a good peated scotch. The second fill hogshead isn’t doing a ton so most of the flavor here comes from the well oxidized distillate and I am a fan.

TL;DR: My kind of Islay Scotch