Bowmore unveils 21 year old Château Lagrange

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Kirsten Blackie-Gault


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Bowmore has released a new limited edition release which renews the Auld Alliance between Scotland and France. 21 year old Château Lagrange is an exceptional bottling which combines Islay's original single malt whisky with the flavours of red wine-infused French oak to create a distinguished dram.

It is aged for just over two decades and fully matured in French Oak barriques sourced from the renowned Château Lagrange, a Grand Cru Classé winery in Bordeaux. This expression is perfectly balanced with undertones of dark chocolate, spice, manuka honey and light peat smoke. Best served neat or on the rocks, this limited edition single malt is a fine addition to any collector’s cabinet and makes an ideal gift for any whisky connoisseur.

Like all Bowmore whiskies, Bowmore 21 year old Château Lagrange is handcrafted using time-honoured techniques used by the distillery since 1779. The malt is still hand-turned, day and night, on the proprietary malting floor. It is smoked over Bowmore’s peat fire, which is personally tended by the malt man for 18 hours. The distillery is home to the iconic maturation warehouse, the No.1 Vaults, which have held some of the world's most coveted and collectible Scotch whiskies to date.

David Turner, Bowmore Distillery Manager, said: “Bowmore 21 year old is an excellent addition to our range.  This example shows how Bowmore matures really well in different cask types, with fruity flavours being carried through from the Malt Barns and our distinctive smokiness in the background”.

Bowmore 21 year old will be available online from 27th September at specialist retailers including The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malt and Inverarity Morton.