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What to get your clients: Bowmore’s 12 Year Old and 15 Year Old ‘Darkest’ Single Malt Scotch Whisky

The beauty of Scotch is such that a glass in hand visually conveys a relaxed power that other spirits could never compete with. All that without even tasting a dram. The 12 Year Old and 15 Year Old ‘Darkest’ from Bowmore, the oldest and finest Islay whisky, would pair the best to fit every occasion in your client’s lifestyle if you’re looking to impress. They also work well individually, complementing different taste profiles. The 12 Year Old has daily functionality, working well mixed or neat. Something to leave at the office for a Mad Men afternoon celebration; its peat is well-balanced by sweet and delicious aromas of lemon and heather honey. Distilled and matured with expertise honed through generations, the 12 Year Old captivates the essence of Bowmore’s Islay origins. The sea-facing walls of the distillery’s No. 1 vaults take a constant pounding from the Atlantic Ocean’s waves, greatly molding the character of the spirit. In addition, the 15 Year Old ‘Darkest’ is an exceptional whisky with its namesake dark amber colour derived from spending it’s last three years in Oloroso sherry casks. This sherry finish is delightfully complimented by a smoky peat that is so signature to the Islay region. WIth the flavour of rich treacle toffee and cedar wood, the exquisite 15 Year Old is best savoured for special occasions and celebrations. $65 and $95, respectively. - RD